The company shuttles millions of passengers between cities each year and has faced accusations like this before. This passenger mutiny over a sleepy driver may be a wake up call the bus industry needs. By taking just a few minutes to be around them, speak to them, and observe them, the supervisors may detect fatigue and prevent a tired driver from getting behind the wheel of a Greyhound bus. It contains details about the types of data we collect, how we use it, and your data protection rights. Driver told us the story of how she ended up with that run, but I was waaay too tired and have forgotten it since.
When the local officers arrived they heard both sides of the story and realizing that the driver had no grounds whatsoever to arrest the passenger, left the bus to go on its way. And they have the Dorners to thank for stopping to help them get through those chaotic moments. Our drivers are in regular contact with our dispatch office, and if they state they are feeling tired or fatigued, they are immediately removed from the schedule for at least 12 hours to allow them to get some rest. This was during the dark ages of early '00s, pre-megabus and no Chinatown buses. Even if he passed out, many questions still need to be answered. The bus flipped over on the highway, then rolled again as it continued to slide at a high speed off of the highway, then it crashed into a tree, before it finally slid to a stop in the middle of a cornfield. Here are just two examples of other Greyhound Bus crashes this year, which were caused by Greyhound bus drivers falling asleep.
Three of the passengers who were on the bus arrived in Dallas seven hours late from Phoenix. The bus was traveling from Richmond, Va. We work diligently to accommodate our customers with the limited resources we have available, and we've been actively hiring drivers in order to meet the increasing demand for our service so these types of delays are minimized. The aftermath of a late-Sunday Greyhound bus crash is seen on Monday, Jan. Above, two passengers at the front of the bus Their confrontation was filmed by another passenger. The crash on I-70 in Emery County left Utah Highway Patrol said they think either a medical issue or fatigue caused the driver to crash.
This means that the hardest routes are assigned to the least experienced drivers. At the time, he was operating a Greyhound bus packed with 53 passengers. There are hundreds of thousands of school buses in the United States. However, in my work handling legal cases against Greyhound, I have found no evidence that driver fatigue is factored into the way routes are scheduled. It was flat on the ground after she was done with it.
The couple said they befriended Summer and her mother on the journey, and that the woman said she was headed to California from Tennessee for a better life with her daughter. I just remembered another lost driver story, while trying to find the bus terminal in Worcester before they moved into the train station the driver got lost in a maze of side streets and absolutely destroyed a stop sign by taking a turn too tight. How many more people are out there? All delayed customers have departed the station are now en route to their destinations. That child was 13-year old Summer Pinzon, who had been traveling to California with her mother. And for them, it was the right place at the right time.
When they approached the driver, they claimed she was repeatedly nodding off. This technology is not just available to bus companies. Greyhound bus drivers keep falling asleep at the wheel. Leaving St Louis a few years ago, at one of the rest stops the driver announced to the passengers a few rules of conduct which were completely reasonable such as no ringing cell phones or loud music played on portable radios etc. In fact, one in four commercial motorcoach and passenger van companies has never received a full safety evaluation. The passengers have since told how they were in fear for their lives throughout the journey.
In a desperate attempt to keep herself awake, the woman allegedly pinched herself in the face with tweezers. Minnaar said a vehicle driver allegedly dozed off and his car veered from the N12 east, over the barricade and landed on the N12 west. Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. The bus was on the way to Las Vegas from Green River, Utah, when driver Charles Saunders veered off the road about 10:45 p. It is also common for drivers to work second and third jobs because the pay is so low. Eventually, several passengers stormed to the front of the bus to give her no choice.
A Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulled up and Dorner said he offered to go with the trooper down to the bus. She only stopped once passengers called highway patrol for an escort. Just before the crash, Saunders again appeared to be asleep, according to the complaint. Greyhound management can implement steps necessary to manage dispatchers and supervisors and enforce fatigue prevention polices for drivers. The vehicle driver, also critical in hospital, would face two charges of culpable homicide and one of reckless and negligent driving. Share 'She was using techniques to try and stay awake and I think that was the initial concern. Dorner and his wife Gretchen pulled over after seeing the three passengers waving for help.