Analysis of Florida transit bus crashes

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ridership - drivers, organisation - management, mode - bus


Accident analysis, Bus drivers, Bus transit, Driver training, Florida, Incident management, Public transit, Training programs


Through its National Center for Transit Research, and under contract with the Florida Department of Transportation, the Center for Urban Transportation Research was tasked with reviewing a sample of transit bus crash occurrence data from selected Florida transit systems. The purpose of the review is to analyze changes in crash occurrence data in relation to the effectiveness of training programs and capital safety improvements in reducing bus crashes. In addition to promoting safety, it is believed that this effort can serve as the first step in establishing a general list of safety campaigns, along with related costs and "rule of thumb" occurrence prevention effectiveness levels for each. A list of this nature will aid transit systems in Florida, the U.S., and elsewhere in the selection of safety campaigns that will meet their financial and safety goals.