Feds Urge Bus Safety Rules After Deadly Orland Crash

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Federal transportation officials are reviving their call for buses to be as safe as planes and trains as they release their report on a fiery California collision that killed 10 people in April 2014.

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday voted to urge regulators to improve emergency exits and add fire-resistant materials to buses so it is easier for passengers to survive crashes.

A FedEx tractor-trailer slammed into a charter bus carrying dozens of high school students heading to a college tour.

The board concluded the FedEx driver lost control of the truck for unknown reasons in the crash about 100 miles north of Sacramento, near Orland.

Students struggled to escape from the burning bus.

The agency is calling for new buses to have a second escape door and regular passenger safety briefings.

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