Cracking Down on Charter Buses

By WBNG News

Cracking Down on Charter Buses

October 26, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2011 at 10:54 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) A crack down on charter buses in New York State takes 116 drivers and 95 vehicles off the road as part of a state-wide safety campaign.

Transportation officials had been performing road-side inspections over a two week period, from Sept. 23 to Oct. 7.

This is the latest in a safety campaign Gov. Andrew Cuomo started in March to ensure the safety of bus passengers.

If you recall, there were three bus crashes over a 3-week period this summer in Upstate New York:

On July 22, two people were killed and dozens taken to the hospital in a bus crash in Cohocton;

On July 17, one person was killed and twenty others taken to hospitals after a bus crash in Waterloo;

And, the third happened right here in Broome County along I-81 on Aug. 3rd.

Although a woman was trapped under the bus, no one was killed.