Regulators Target Party Buses After Fatalities

Party bus owner William Prigmore says his industry helps keep drunk drivers off the road. But state regulators point to nearly two dozen fatalities around the country as evidence the industry needs more regulation. (Austin Jenkins)

Prom season is coming up. That means tuxes, gowns and limos. But these days, an old fashioned stretch limo can look a bit stodgy.

The new rage is party buses. They carry more people and you can even stand up, dance and drink as you cruise down the road.

But these parties on wheels can come at a price. Nationwide there have been nearly two dozen fatalities on these buses and regulators say a crackdown on the industry is in order.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Austin Jenkins reports from Olympia, Washington.


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