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Tour bus inspection sweep yields multiple violations

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s statewide crackdown on tour bus safety pulled more than three dozen buses and drivers off the road this past weekend.

Here in the city, officials say State Department of Transportation investigators put 16 of 26 buses out of service over a three day period.

The buses were stopped at a Manhattan checkpoint and shut down for vehicle or driver violations or both.

Outside the city, violations were found in 25 of 138 tour bus inspections.

The crackdown comes in the wake of a deadly bus crash earlier this month.

Fifteen people were killed when a tour bus overturned and slammed into a pole on the New England Thruway in the Bronx. [NY1]

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