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#41 GG-1

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 09:46 PM

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Before I left in 2010 Oahu had a Duck tour


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Posted 29 September 2015 - 11:07 PM

Rode the Seattle Duck last month.   Did not take note of our vehicle number, so can't say if our Duck was the one involved in the crash a month later.   I did notice that they are very strong (built like a tank) and have very little leg room between seats.   So, it would seem to me that it would be pretty hard for passengers in the Duck to go flying if involved in a collision.



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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:03 PM

UTC to release recommendations on Ride the Ducks vehicles
SEATTLE — The state of Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission will release its recommendations Tuesday afternoon about “Ride the Ducks” tour vehicles....
The soon-to be-released report will make recommendations on whether ducks can resume operations, and if so, what changes need to be made.
The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause, and Tuesday’s news briefing will not speculate on it.

 

 


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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:42 PM

Investigation finds 442 safety violations of Ride The Ducks
 
The Washington state Utilities and Transportation Commission has released the results of its investigation into Ride The Ducks following September's deadly crash on the Aurora Avenue Bridge.

 

 


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Posted 15 December 2015 - 08:19 PM

So in short the only thing that they could get the operator on was small stuff. Random drug testing program, and a expired/invalid driver.

Ok another everyone must be spotless report. No smoking gun.

We're still left with the should ex-military vehicles be allow on the street, and why are buses not built better to survive a accident.

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 10:58 PM

City of Seattle wants 'Ride the Ducks' operation sidelined


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 02:48 PM

More lawsuits filed against Seattle's Ride the Ducks


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Posted 17 March 2016 - 02:52 PM

Ride the Ducks agrees to proposed settlement with state


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 05:30 PM

Another crash today, though this was appears to be far less serious.

 

http://www.seattlepi...ter-7221163.php

 

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 05:58 PM

No one was injured, luckily.

Ride the Ducks vehicle crashes in Lower Queen Anne; authorities investigating


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 04:00 PM

Ride the Ducks crash lawsuits stacking up


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