Overworked drivers and technical state of tourist buses to blame for most accidents abroad

The poor technical condition of Czech buses and overworked drivers are behind the heightened number of accidents involving Czech tourist busses abroad, the daily Lidove noviny says in its Monday edition, citing experts. The Association of Czech Travel Agencies has called on its members to exert more pressure on bus companies to correct these deficiencies. There are also calls for tougher road controls which would prevent companies from dispatching buses which are not in top condition and sending out less than experienced drivers in the interest of making the most of the tourist season. There were three serious accidents involving Czech tourist buses in the month of June.