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Look Before You Book: Put Bus Safety First

Whether your travelers want a cross-country adventure or a quick weekend getaway, buses can provide a relaxing and affordable travel option. However, safety is always the most important part of any trip.

FMCSA urges all travel planners to “Look Before You Book” when planning bus travel and booking a bus company. Using our “Bus Safety Search” tool below, travel planners can look up a bus company to view their safety history and any infractions or concerns to be aware of when making your bus company selection.


Using the Bus Safety Search: A Step-by-Step Guide

Most bus companies are reputable and focused on passenger safety. Unfortunately, there are some companies that don’t follow safety requirements and put passengers at risk. Before booking a trip, travel planners should take a few moments to research bus company safety online with FMCSA’s Bus Safety Search.

Bus Safety Search

Download the “Using the Bus Safety Search: Step-by-Step Guide” for your own records.

Last updated: Tuesday, December 21, 2021