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.