In the wake of Tuesday morning's Sky Express bus crash, harrowing information about the company's safety record and permissive attitude towards bus driver fatigue has come to light.
The Virginia crash, which has killed 4 and injured more than 50, is not Sky Express' first:
With one of the worst government safety ratings, this is the carrier's fourth accident in 2 years.
To prevent bus driver fatigue, passenger-carrying drivers are only permitted to drive 10 consecutive hours, or to spend a total of 15 hours on duty (this includes time for unloading/loading of passengers and other non-driving duties). They must then receive 8 hours consecutive time off.