NEW YORK (WPIX)—U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the licenses of all tour bus operators need to be audited by the state Department Of Motor Vehicles, adding he's especially worried about the drivers behind the wheel of the low-cost tour buses.
The call comes a week after that horrific trash on I-95 near Exit 14, where a World Wide tour bus, flipped over and was practically sliced in half by a sign pole, which -- for all intents and purposes -- served as a can opener.
The accident left 15 people dead, four still in the hospital.
The bus was on the way back to Chinatown from a trip to Monhegan Sun in Connecticut.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has already got the ball rolling. He's stepped up spot checks of tour buses since the tragedy, forcing several operators out of service.
Schumer is backing the governor 100 percent, saying Cuomo's efforts to increase spur-of-the-moment inspections, will augment the proposed DMV audits.
The Cuomo administration says documents show Ophadell Williams, had violations under an alias, which led to his license being suspended under that fake name.