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To regulate or not to regulate: This is the party bus

Washington state is considering more regulations on party buses, but Luke Burbank (filling in for Tom Tangney) is hesitant to agree that new rules are needed on a mode of transportation that gets revelers around safely.

But how safe is it?

An investigation by the state Utilities and Transportation Commission revealed 14 party bus deaths in the U.S. and Canada in the past four years, although none in Washington.

Moreover, the UTC report found 19 companies that weren't properly certified in Washington.

So is it time to make these companies more accountable?

MyNorthwest.com, Staff report
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