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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation H-87-046
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Synopsis: ON JULY 14, 1986, A TRACTOR-SEMITRAILER COMBINATION BY RISING FAST TRUCKING COMPANY, INC. (RFT) WAS MAKING A U-TURN AT A HIGHWAY CROSSOVER ON I-40 NEAR BRINKLEY, ARKANSAS, WHEN THE SEMITRAILER WAS STRUCK BY AN EASTBOUND INTERCITY BUS OPERATED BY TRAILWAYS LINES, INC. THE RFT TRUCKDIRVER AND HIS CODRIVER WERE NOT INJURED. THE BUSDRIVER AND 27 PASSENGERS SUSTAINED INJURIES RANGING FROM MINOR TO SERIOUS. ONE PASSENGER WAS NOT INJURED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDED THAT THE STATE OF ARKANSAS: REVOKE SECTION 75-1013.1 OF THE ARKANSAS MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAWS WITHOUT DELAY AND IMPOSE NO OTHER LIMITATIONS ON THE AVAILABILITY OF COMPLETE DRIVING VIOLATION CONVICTION RECORDS TO EMPLOYERS OF DRIVERS OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Highway
Location: Brinkley, AR, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA86MH005
Accident Reports: Trailways Lines, Inc., Intercity Bus Collision with Rising Fast Trucking Company, Inc., Interstate Highway to 40
Report #: HAR-87-05
Accident Date: 7/14/1986
Issue Date: 8/19/1987
Date Closed: 11/27/1987
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: State of Arkansas (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: State of Arkansas
Date: 11/27/1987
Response:

From: State of Arkansas
To: NTSB
Date: 9/1/1987
Response: DURING THE 1987 REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATURE ENACTED ACT 721 OF 1987 WHICH AMENDED ARKANSAS STAT. ANN. SECTION 75-1013.1 TO ELIMINATE THE RESTRICTION ON THE AVAILABILITY OF COMPLETE DRIVING VIOLATION CONVICTION RECORDS TO EMPLOYERS OF DRIVERS OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES.