It had to take the death of a celebrity to wake us up. That's good enough for me.
If government is really intent on stopping this menace, it could do the following:
- Revoke the permit of any bus company whose bus kills people.
- Revoke permits of bus operators who figure in two minor accidents (eg, scrapes, etc).
- Make a monthly report of number of people killed in traffic accidents, naming the bus companies involved in these mishaps.
- Require annual inspection of buses, including a review of permits and driver's licenses. Scratches, dents, etc in the buses should mean suspension of the company.
Note that I singled out buses here but these could also apply to other public utility vehicle operators.