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Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Where’s my seat? Try baggage



A Michigan tour bus company was ordered to cease operations after six people were found in the luggage compartment of a travelling coach  --  complete with mattresses and pillows.


The driver told police there wasn't enough room in the passenger compartment for a 235 mile journey to northern Ohio, said the AP.


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's shutdown order for Haines Tours of Gladwin called the company's operations an 'imminent hazard'.


The order read:


'Based upon your present state of unacceptable safety compliance regarding the unauthorized transportation of passengers in the cargo area of your motor coaches, your motor carrier operations substantially increase the likelihood of serious injury or death if not discontinued immediately.”


It is not the first time the company has been caught using the luggage compartment for unauthorized purposes.


In August 2010, Haines Tours was cited for using the luggage carrier as a sleeper berth for drivers.


Officials said the company would be permitted to resume operations after outlining the cause of its non-compliance and how it plans to comply with safety regulations in the future.


By David Wilkening


 


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