Buses involved in fatal accidents factbook 2008

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place - north america, mode - bus, planning - safety/accidents


aggregate statistics, traffic accidents, Fatality Analysis reporting System (FARS), buses


This document presents aggregate statistics on buses involved in traffic accidents in 2008. The statistics are derived from the Buses Involved in Fatal Accidents (BIFA) file, compiled by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. The BIFA database is a census of all buses involved in a fatal accident in the United States, and provides coverage of buses recorded in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) file. BIFA combines vehicle, accident, and occupant records from FARS with information about the physical configuration and operating authority of the bus from the BIFA survey.


Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan, copyright remains with them.