Buses, Minibuses and Coaches

Buses, Minibuses and Coaches

Key Facts:

  • A total of 5,381 buses and coaches were involved in reported accidents in 2015.

  • Of the RTIs that were attended by police and in which a contributory factor was reported, a total of 1,778 buses or coaches had at least one contributory factor recorded.

  • Of buses or coaches for which at least one contributory factor was assigned, 40 per cent could be attributed to driver error or reaction.

  • In 2015, there was one reported fatality amongst bus or coach drivers. The number of bus or coach drivers who were seriously injured was 21 and the number who were slightly injured was 376.

(RRCGB, DfT, 2016)

  • 17 per cent of RTIs occurring on major trunk roads which resulted in injury or death were sleep-related.

(C. Fourie et al, 2010a)

  • Fleet managers interviewed were all convinced of the need to improve fatigue management in the transport industry. They felt that the human and financial costs currently associated with fatigue, particularly in the road transport industry, are unacceptably high.

(C. Fourie et al, 2010b)

  • Studies conducted over the last four decades in cities on almost every continent show that bus drivers, when compared to workers in other jobs, are more likely to experience a variety of conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure, digestive disorders, and musculoskeletal problems.

(MFL Occupational Health Centre, 1998)


  • Date Added: 03 Apr 2012, 08:20 AM
  • Last Update: 30 Jan 2017, 02:29 PM