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Advocates want more supervision aboard party buses

SURREY (NEWS1130) – There’s a call for more supervision aboard party buses, in light of the death of a teen in Surrey last weekend.

The sister of a girl who died a few years ago is arguing the buses are a dangerous environment for children.

Danielle Raymond says her heart sank when she heard news of the death of 16-year old Ernest Azoadam. “I don’t want to shut down the buses, I just want to change the way they run their business.”

Raymond’s 16-year old sister Shannon died in 2008 after taking ecstasy while out with friends on a party bus.

She says there needs to be more supervision. “They’re in an environment that everybody knows, they picked that bus because they want to get drunk and possibly do drugs on the bus.”

The deaths seem to have had an impact on one company that is promising change.

The coroner’s service is looking into the latest death.

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Andrew S.

More supervision is the key and in San Diego Party Buses are a great idea but with the new “chaperone law” signed by the governor I really feel problems on larger party buses will be a thing of the past.

A Party Bus in San Diego is here and actually prevents larger problems from happening. There are at least 50 party buses on the streets every weekend with at least 1000 people not behind the wheel of their cars. Nobody can deny the tragedies of innocent people being killed by drunk drivers.

Limos and party buses are the better answer and not the problem. The problem is our society as a whole. We need to teach our kids and adults the meaning of being a responsible citizen.

If anybody has better ideas to limo safety feel free to contact us here in San Diego. We are genuinely concerned and want to work with the community to make it a safer one. http://www.sdhotlimos.com

February 27, 2013 at 12:41 pm
G. A. (Geoff) Cowman

This is EXACTLY what parents are for!! Why do we try and make stuff like this the responsibility of some government agency – no doubt at tremendous cost to the taxpayer – when we have a group of kids with (allegedly) intelligent and responsible parents…none of whom could be bothered to supervise their kids on this bus???? In my day, they were called chaperones; decidedly ‘uncool’, but very effective.

February 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    So having buses make money off of providing alcohol and drugs to minors is cool?

    February 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Where does it say alcohol, and more specifically drugs, were provided by the bus company? If more regulation occurs on these buses the people who want to do this go elsewhere. If they were not on the bus they would have been in a park and done the same. G.A. said responsibility is with the parents and this is correct… government regulation can not make up for sh!tty parenting.

      February 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm
        Mary Lee

        Actually, the kids get extra fueled up for the “pary bus” experience… There should never be a group of minors on a bus without an adult who has agreed to be liable for the well being of everyone aboard, then you would either see sober kids on these party busses, or no busses being hired. There must be a law that requires limo companies to enforce such standards.

        February 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm