Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration March 22, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Exemption Renewal for Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-6710
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its renewal of the exemption for Greyhound Lines, Inc. (Greyhound) regarding the placement of video event recorders at the top of the windshields on its buses. Greyhound will continue to use the video event recorders to increase safety through (1) identification and remediation of risky driving behaviors such as distracted driving and drowsiness; (2) enhanced monitoring of passenger behavior; and (3) enhanced collision review and analysis. The Agency believes that granting this exemption renewal will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption. However, the Agency requests comments on this issue, particularly from parties who believe the Greyhound exemption would not meet that standard.