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Dangerous charters: Even if you’re on the bus, you’re not really on the bus

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is part of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, has shut down the Michigan-based Haines Company motor coach, because it held passengers in the cargo department. An inspection last month by the Ohio State Highway Patrol found six passengers riding in the luggage compartment with unsecured luggage. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that DOT has started to crack down on some of the nation’s sketchier charter bus companies.

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