Driver fatigue is a major problem in the industry – which is popular for Orlando tourists – and it’s why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets limits on driver hours. It’s the same agency that is responsible for ensuring drivers are qualified, buses are in good working condition and the company adheres to industry rules.
However, the legal liability of the FMCSA for bus accidents may be extremely limited. That fact was further underscored in the recent case of Pornomo v. U.S., before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Continue reading →