Transport minister outlines course of action after fatal bus crash

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-02-25

Transportation Minister Ho Chen Tan has laid out a course of action for the government

Transporation Minister Ho Chen Tan (CNA)

in the wake of a fatal tour bus crash earlier in the month.

The accident, which happened on February 13, was one of the deadliest tour bus crashes in Taiwan’s history, killing 33. Among the factors believed to be behind the crash was driver fatigue. There have been claims that the driver of the bus had been working for 14 consecutive days over the Lunar New Year holiday.

During a visit to a rest facility for drivers in Hsinchu County Saturday, the transportation minister said that investigating the accident and ensuring the rights of victims’ families, drivers, and tour operators must be a priority.    [FULL  STORY]

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