The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration unveiled its SaferBus iPhone/iPad application – an app designed to give bus riders a quick and free way to review a bus company’s safety record before buying a ticket or booking group travel.
SaferBus provides access to safety records on nearly 6,000 interstate commercial passenger carriers operating in the United States today, which includes privately operated motorcoach, school bus and tour bus companies.
The SaferBus app can be downloaded for free by visiting the Apple iTunes App Store or going to FMCSA’s “Look Before You Book” webpage at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/saferbus. A screenshot of the app also is available at this site.
“SaferBus is FMCSA’s first step at making our thorough safety data on commercial bus companies available through smartphone technology,” says FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro. “By placing a bus company’s safety record in the palm of your hand, SaferBus encourages riders to think safety first, supports our agency’s commitment to make bus travel as safe as possible, and provides good bus companies a way to highlight their positive safety records.”