Vision Zero International

  • Published: US Trade Publication – Advanced Vehicle Design and Technology, 2012
  • Authors: US Trade Publication – Advanced Vehicle Design and Technology
  • Date Added: 28 Feb 2013
  • Last Update: 28 Feb 2013
  • Format: html

Objectives: To provide the most up to date information on vehicle design and technology.

Methodology: Review of current practice.

Key Findings:

  • As with all motor vehicles, RTIs involving buses and coaches can be caused by a number of factors such as:
    • Fatigue;
    • Distractions; and,
    • Drug or alcohol abuse.
  • To address the root causes of RTIs the emphasis is on:
    • Detecting and reducing driver fatigue;
    • The elimination of driver distractions;
    • Improved monitoring to eliminate drug and alcohol use; and,
    • Training to reduce risk taking.
  • In addition further accident prevention could be achieved through:
    • Development and implementing stability control, collision avoidance and lane wandering-warning systems (see the Crash Protection Synthesis).
  • Other upgrades are also discussed such as:
    • Fire safety Improvements;
    • Structural strengthening;
    • Roll over protection; and,
    • Preventing ejection from windows.

Themes:

Coach safety design, Coach safety improvements.

Comments:

Discusses various improvements that could be made to bus safety but doesn’t provide any examples of the magnitude of improvement that they can offer.

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