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BusRecently, a casino bus crashed in the Bronx NY, killing 15 passengers, mostly seniors. Several weeks later, in a sting operation, Federal officials stopped other privately-owned buses on the same highway, tested them and discovered almost every bus was mechanically unsafe.

Further, the Feds reported that half the drivers should not be driving buses or anything else. The driver in the Bronx accident had a criminal record and got his latest driving license fraudulently.

Before you take that free ride to a casino, make sure the bus line meets all Federal safety requirements and hires only qualified drivers with clean driving and police records. If you’re a regular customer of one or more of the casinos, contact management there to voice your concerns. If they cry about the cost, tell them to charge customers something like $10 each way and use the money for decent maintenance and sober drivers.

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