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Main Title National Transportation Safety Board Highway Accident Report: Charter Bus Loss of Control, Overturn, and Fire, Vernon, New Jersey, July 26, 1992.
CORP Author National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC.
Publisher 23 Jun 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number NTSB/HAR-93/02;
Stock Number PB93-916202
Additional Subjects Accident investigations ; Bus accidents ; Multiple vehicle accidents ; Loss of control ; Fires ; Ejection ; Fatalities ; Injuries ; Brake failures ; Deterioration ; Maintenance ; Highway signs ; New Jersey ; Overturn accidents ; Vernon(New Jersey)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-916202 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/22/1993
Collation 87p
On July 26, 1992, the driver of a charter bus lost control of the bus as it descended a steep hill near Vernon, New Jersey. The bus struck two cars. Twelve passengers were ejected from the bus; six of them died. The safety issues discussed in the report are the deteriorated braking efficiency of the bus, the driver's handling of the gears, the adequacy of State and Federal oversight of motor carrier operations; the adequacy of the highway signs in preparing drivers to descend the hill, and the adequacy of New York State commercial vehicle inspections and safety/compliance reviews. The Safety Board made recommendations about these issues to the Federal Highway Administration, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, the New York Department of Transportation, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the United Bus Owners of America, and the American Bus Association.