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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation H-89-014
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Synopsis: ABOUT 10:55 P.M. EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME ON MAY 14, 1988, A PICKUP TRUCK TRAVELING NORTHBOUND IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE 71 STRUCK HEAD-ON A CHURCH ACTIVITY BUS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND IN THE LEFT LANE OF THE HIGHWAY NEAR CARROLLTON, KENTUCKY. THE CHURCH BUS FUEL TANK WAS PUNCTURED DURING THE COLLISION SEQUENCE, AND A FIRE ENSUED, ENGULFING THE ENTIRE BUS. THE BUSDRIVER AND 26 BUS PASSENGERS WERE FATALLY INJURED. THIRTY-FOUR BUS PASSENGERS SURVIVED WITH MINOR TO CRITICAL INJURIES, AND SIX WITH NO INJURIES. THE PICKUP TRUCK DRIVER SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE STATE OF KENTUCKY: EXPAND EFFORTS TO MAKE THE PUBLIC AWARE OF INCREASED EMPHASIS ON DETERRING IMPAIRED DRIVING.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Highway
Location: Carrollton, KY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA88MH004
Accident Reports: Pickup Truck/Church Activity Bus Head-on Collision and Fire
Report #: HAR-89-01
Accident Date: 5/14/1988
Issue Date: 7/20/1989
Date Closed: 8/20/1990
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Commonwealth of Kentucky (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Kentucky
Date: 8/20/1990
Response: THE BOARD COMMENDS THE KENTUCKY STATE POLICE FOR PARTICIPATING IN PROJECT GRADUATION, WHICH INFORMS HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OF THE DANGERS OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. SINCE THIS RECOMMENDATION CALLS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY TO BECOME INVOLVED IN A CONTINUOUS, LONG-TERM PUBLIC EDUCATION EFFORT TO DETER IMPAIRED DRIVING, WE ENCOURAGE YOUR STATE TO CONTINUE THIS TYPE OF PROCEDURE. H-89-14 HAS ALSO BEEN CLASSIFIED AS "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: Commonwealth of Kentucky
To: NTSB
Date: 5/16/1990
Response: THE KENTUCKY STATE POLICE HAVE PARTICIPATED IN PROJECT GRADUATION TO INFORM HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OF THE DANGERS OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE & COSPONSORED THE TIE-ONE-ON RED RIBBON RALLY DURING DRUNK DRIVER AWARENESS WEEK.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Kentucky
Date: 2/28/1990
Response: