Magazine article Security Management

The Weal on the Bus. (News and Trends)

Magazine article Security Management

The Weal on the Bus. (News and Trends)

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When, not even a month after the September 11 terrorist attacks, an Eastern European man slit the throat of a Greyhound bus driver during a trip to Florida, causing the vehicle to crash and killing the driver and five passengers, everyone's first thought was that it might be an act of terrorism, and some still believe it was.

Although authorities have concluded that it was an isolated incident not related to terrorism, the world gained a new appreciation of threats posed to and by buses. The American Society of Safety Engineers has responded by developing safety recommendations for commercial bus operators.

Bus security, the guide says, must address three types of situations: attacks on buses, attacks on passengers, and the use of buses to attack targets such as national monuments.

Recommendations are provided for physical security on the bus. For example, on-board fire extinguishers should bear an identifiable mark so that they "cannot be replaced with similar looking encasements which may contain explosive materials. …

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