What's Next for Boston Duck Tours?

Some are calling for a ban on the Duck Boats

"Duck boats are death traps, they've killed more than 20 people in the last 19 years," said attorney Robert Mongeluzzi.

There is now a renewed call to ban Duck Boats across the country, after Saturday's Duck Boat accident in Boston that claimed the life of Allison Warmuth while she was driving her scooter onto Beacon Street.

Philadelphia-based attorney Robert Mongeluzzi has represented the victims in two fatal Duck Boat accidents there and his investigators did these 3-D laser scans which he says show the massive blind spots for duck boat drivers.

Mongeluzzi said, "On the land they have huge blind spots caused by a six foot bow because they're driving boats on the streets, they're difficult and cumbersome to operate."

NECN legal editor Randy Chapman says he doesn't believe one fatal crash in the Boston fleet will outweigh the Duck Boat Tours long record of safety here, but he could see it prompting some changes.

Chapman said, "Whether that is additional equipment, cameras on the side, vehicle detectors that would indicate that there's a pedestrian or a scooter or another motor vehicle in the area, that's certainly something that's worth taking a look at."

Mongeluzzi says he feels even those changes would not be enough to ensure safe operation of Duck Boats.

"Duck boats should be banned," said Mongeluzzi, "they were created to invade countries from the sea, they are totally inappropriate and unsafe for city streets."

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