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Safety Recommendation H-89-032
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Synopsis: ABOUT 6:45 A.M., CENTRAL STANDARD TIME, ON NOVEMBER 19, 1988, A GREYHOUND BUS WITH 45 OCCUPANTS, TRAVELING SOUTH BOUND THROUGH A CONSTRUCTION ZONE ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 65 IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, SUDDENLY WENT OUT OF CONTROL DURING A STEERING MANEUVER, ROTATED 190 DEGREES CLOCKWISE IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES, OVERTURNED ON ITS LEFT SIDE, AND CAME TO REST FACING NORTHBOUND ON THE SOUTHBOUND EMBANKMENT. THE UNRESTRAINED BUS DRIVER AND 38 PASSENGERS WERE INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT. TWELVE PASSENGERS SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, AND THE BUS DRIVER AND 26 PASSENGERS RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. SIX PASSENGERS WERE NOT INJURED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION: REVISE SECTION 391.25 OF THE FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS TO SPECIFY THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE INDIVIDUALS CONDUCTING THE REVIEWS OF COMMERCIAL DRIVERS' PERFORMANCE RECORDS, REQUIRED ANNUALLY OF MOTOR CARRIERS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed--No Longer Applicable
Mode: Highway
Location: Nashville, TN, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA89MH002
Accident Reports: Greyhound Lines, Inc., Intercity Bus Loss of Control and Overturn Interstate Highway 65
Report #: HAR-89-03
Accident Date: 11/19/1988
Issue Date: 9/28/1989
Date Closed: 1/6/1993
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FHWA (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FHWA
Date: 1/6/1993
Response: THE SAFETY BOARD BELIEVES THAT 49 CFR PART 383, COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE STANDARDS: REQUIREMENTS & PENALTIES, ADEQUATELY ADDRESSES THE INTENT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION. SAFETY RECOMMENDATION H-89-32 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--NO LONGER APPLICABLE."

From: FHWA
To: NTSB
Date: 9/28/1992
Response: THE FHWA IS CONSIDERING RULEMAKING ACTION TO DELETE SECTION 391.25 FROM THE FMCSR'S AS DUPLICATIVE OR SIMILAR REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN PART 383 (CDL PROGRAM). THE FHWA BELIEVES THE CDL PROCEDURES ACCOMPLISH THE INTENT OF THE RECOMMENDATION IN A MORE EXPEDITIOUS AND ACCURATE MANNER. THE FHWA REQUESTS THAT THIS RECOMMENDATION BE CONSIDERED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: NTSB
To: FHWA
Date: 7/18/1990
Response:

From: FHWA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/7/1990
Response: THE FHWA INTENDS TO INITIATE A NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING IN THE NEAR FUTURE WHICH ENCOMPASS THE NTSB'S RECOMMENDATION.

From: NTSB
To: FHWA
Date: 4/12/1990
Response: