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Tour Bus Accidents in Las Vegas – What You Need to Know to Be Safe

By Breyer Law Offices on June 15, 2017

The Grand Canyon Tour Company, Gogo Charter Bus Las Vegas, and Open Top Sightseeing are just a few of the best private tour buses you can ride in and around Vegas. However, a recent bus accident in the Mojave Desert involving a tour bus traveling from Fresno to Las Vegas reminds us that tour bus accidents do happen.

While there are certainly some things passengers can’t avoid, such as accidents due to drunk driving, excessive speed, or bus malfunction, passengers can still try to help themselves as much as possible.

Help Yourself by Researching Your Tour Bus

The first thing you can do is to check the safety rating of your tour bus with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Just search the name of any tour bus company and the FMCSA website will provide full details on driver and vehicle safety statistics of that company. To make it even easier for passengers, the FMCSA has created the SaferBus app, which is free for iPhone and Android users.

Help Yourself by Paying Attention

Of course, if you are uncomfortable with the driver’s behavior—driving or otherwise— never feel obligated to get on the bus. For instance, if you suspect the driver is under the influence, get off the bus and report the bus to the authorities as quickly as possible. Or, if you notice that the driver is driving recklessly or at very high speeds, you can refuse to get onto the bus after a stop and call the local authorities with as much information about the bus and driver as possible.

If All Else Fails and a Tour Bus Accident Happens…

In most cases, tour buses provide tourists and residents alike with easy and safe ways to get in and around the city, as well as beyond its boundaries. They are a vital part of the tourism industry and will always have a strong presence in the city. However, tour buses are still motor vehicles just like cars, trucks, and other buses, and sometimes they too get into accidents while on the road.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a Las Vegas tour bus accident and you need help, contact Breyer Law Offices, P.C. There’s a representative waiting to speak with you at (702) 380-8000.

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