Sunday, September 12, 2010

Megabus Tragedy: Nothing Is Certain

An early morning crash near Syracuse, NY left four Megabus passengers dead yesterday. Apparently, the driver missed his turn to the scheduled stop and ended up on a road with exceptionally low clearances--ten feet, nine inches--far too low for the double-decker bus.

We've already seen comments implying that the company's famously low fares mean that their drivers are incompetent and equipment inappropriate. We figure otherwise: people make mistakes, and sometimes the results are tragic.

We'll keep riding Megabus, as we did twice last week.

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