Bus Collisions: Analysis of collision data covering the 10 year period 2000-2009

  • Published: Sheffield City Council, no date
  • Authors: Sheffield City Council
  • Date Added: 05 Mar 2013
  • Last Update: 05 Mar 2013
  • Format: html

Objectives:

To provide a summary of bus collision statistics forSheffield from 200-2009.

Methodology:

A literature review of RTI statistics in Sheffield.

Key Findings:

  • In the 10 year period covering 2000-2009 there were 2,703 collisions involving a bus, 12 per cent of all collisions inSheffield. 11 per cent of these were KSI, 9 per cent of all KSI collisions.

  • The number of slight bus collisions is falling in-line with other types of collisions; however the number of KSI collisions is not.

  • Collisions involving a bus make up 12 per cent of all collisions in Sheffield and 9 per cent of KSI collisions.

  • Buses account for only 3 per cent of traffic on roads in Sheffield, yet bus passengers make up 24 per cent of all passenger casualties.

  • 86 per cent of collisions take place between 8am and 6pm on a weekday, peaking between 3pm and 4pm. There is more than average on a Friday.

  • 40 per cent of KSI collisions involving a bus passenger being injured were caused by heavy braking.

Themes:

Bus collision data, Statistics.

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