Iowa Drunk Driving Lawyer
City buses, school buses and charter buses are responsible for transporting dozens of people at a time. A single city bus may interact with thousands of passengers, pedestrians and other drivers every single day. The combination of this high volume of passengers and the significant amount of time these vehicles spend on the road requires that proper care is always taken by bus drivers to maintain the safety of their passengers. An intoxicated bus driver instantly puts many people at risk for serious injuries or even a loss of life. If a bus driver is even minimally impaired from being able to properly control a bus, the consequences can be devastating.
If you or someone you love has been harmed because of the negligent behavior of a bus driver, including drunk driving, you may deserve to be compensated for your experience. Operating a bus while under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense that should not be overlooked. Contact the Iowa drunk driving lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 for a free case evaluation.
Dangers of an Intoxicated Bus Driver
Buses are used for three primary purposes and each presents serious risk of injury if a drunk driver is operating the bus. Whether a bus is used for long-distance transportation, public transportation in an urban environment or transporting children to school, the implications of an accident are enough to make the consequences of such a situation grave and serious to the rest the drivers on the road.
Many people travel by bus to go long distances. Bus drivers who are driving long distances for extended periods of time are already susceptible to a lack of proper concentration because of fatigue and boredom. Alcohol only works to amplify those effects and puts the occupants of the bus as well as anyone nearby at risk for accident and injury. Oftentimes, charter buses travel on high-speed roads which can increase the risk of injury even further if the bus is not operated properly.
City buses used for public transportation require a high volume of skilled maneuvers including approaching curbs for passenger drop-off and pick-up. These types of driving maneuvers require a great deal of concentration that would be severely limited by the effects of alcohol on the body. Furthermore, city buses often run in high-traffic areas where the potential for causing large amounts of driver error is increased.
Finally, buses are often used to transport children to school. Putting innocent children in the hands of a drunk driver is a frightening thought. Driving a school bus also requires a great deal of patience, attention and care to ensure that the young passengers enter, ride and exit the bus in a safe manner.
Drunk driving on the part of a bus driver is always unacceptable and should not go unpunished. If you or someone you love has been harmed due to the actions of an intoxicated bus driver, please contact the Iowa drunk driving lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.