After San Francisco Tour Bus Crash, State Seeks Stricter Rules

January 05, 2016

CBS SF Bay Area
By Andria Borba

Nearly two months after an out-of-control tour bus crashed in Downtown San Francisco, state lawmakers are trying to put the brakes on problem buses that slip through the cracks.

After a City Sightseeing bus careened down Post Street and slammed into a construction site on November 13th, Senate Bill would drastically change the way the tour bus industry operates.

The bill would end the practice of so-called “ghost buses” like the one that crashed, which are brought in from out of state without getting a once over from the CHP.

“It had not been inspected, it was a ghost bus. This will eliminate those buses in California,” said State Sen. Jerry Hill, who introduced SB812 on Monday.