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Regulators Recommend Limited "Ride the Ducks" Operation

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Regulators recommend limited "Ride the Ducks" operation Regulators recommend limited "Ride the Ducks" operation

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State regulators investigating a Seattle tour company following a deadly crash on Seattle's Aurora Bridge have found 442 violations and have recommended penalties against Ride the Ducks Seattle.
    
But staff of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission in a report Tuesday recommended the company be allowed to resume operating a limited fleet of amphibious vehicles, under certain conditions.
    
A three-member commission will determine whether Ride the Ducks can resume operations at a hearing Monday. The commission can penalize the company up to $1,000 per violation.
    
Regulators also proposed issuing an "unsatisfactory" safety rating, based on one "acute" and six "critical" violations, as well as two accidents in 2015.
    
Five international college students were killed in the Sept. 24 crash when a repurposed military "duck boat" swerved into an oncoming charter bus.

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