Punish Drivers for Accidents? A Bad Idea

Does it make sense for the bus and motorcoach industry to punish drivers for having an accident? If an employee is stealing from the company, is continually late, or is bullying fellow employees, then by all means management should follow up with its disciplinary process. But a driver misjudging clearances and clipping a mirror or scraping a sign is nowhere near the same thing. It is a skill and competency issue, not a matter for discipline.

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About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
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