Bus Drivers Face Stricter Rules

busDriverBus drivers navigating the Broward County roadways that are prone to accidents will soon be facing stricter disciplinary rules thanks to several recent reforms by the Broward County Commission. The county has tried for years to make the disciplinary system less forgiving, and the wheels of change are now in motion.

An investigation conducted in 2013 found that Broward County Transit allegedly permitted drivers with extensive histories of accidents and violations to continue driving. Per the county’s disciplinary system, a driver had to cause five accidents in a rolling 24-month period to be let go. The investigation found instances of fired drivers being re-hired, drivers losing their licenses, late arrivals, and more.

Some of the new items among the reforms include extending accidents on a bus driver’s record. Accidents will now remain on the record for 30 months versus 24 months. The former accident review board has been dismantled in favor of allowing transit management to make the decision as to whether the accident was the fault of the driver and what the appropriate punishment should be.

How do you feel about Broward County choosing to crack down on its accident-prone bus drivers?

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