• Mar 25th 2012 at 4:03PM
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If you're an Autoblog reader, we suspect you probably prefer not to leave the driving to others – regardless of who they are. But even car nuts like us have occasion to take the bus every so often. The dog can be a cost-efficient way to go pick up a car you've spontaneously bought on eBay when no buddies can be rounded up for a road trip, for instance.
Of course, in this age of paranoia, you might wonder if your bus is held together with bailing wire and duct tape, or whether your driver habitually shows up for work three sheets to the wind, which brings us to The SaferBus app.

A free iOS app, courtesy of the United States Department of Transportation, SaferBus allows mobile access to the US DOT's database for motor coach safety violations, including five categories of records, according to The Consumerist. The app gets monthly database updates and the information dates back a full two years, plus you can use the app report a safety complaint yourself.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Of course it's only for iOS. Oh well, not an app I would use anyway.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ah good. Our tax dollars hard at work. Debt? Who cares. What we needed was a mobile app to tell us how safe a particular motor coach is. : \
      • 3 Years Ago
      Zach Marshall
      • 3 Years Ago
      I take Chinatown buses constantly when heading to D.C. or NYC, or even the I-95 buses to North Carolina and Florida. They're not pretty and the buses are never in the safest or best condition, but man are they cheap and I've never had a problem with the service. It's a risk I take travelling that way, but I've never been nervous or found the bus driver to be a terrible driver. I worry more about those retirees who are purchasing 42-ft. RVs with no previous experience driving anything longer than a Taurus.
      • 3 Years Ago
      many buses are not safety because of NO have seatbelts on
      • 3 Years Ago
      Iphone only app it does me no good.
      Mgove Chicks
      • 3 Years Ago
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