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Risk

A mistake fuels a remedy

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Learning from mistakes is time-proven and certainly beneficial if the undesirable outcome alters our behavior.

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Garage doors figure in the equation

Slow operating steel doors hamper buses leaving for their routes. Faster rubber roll-up doors save time and better protect personnel and equipment inside.

Rubber roll-up doors save time and money.

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Safety and comfort foam to frame

Innovative design and metallurgical research combine to build light weight and high strength into bus seat frames.

Vertical integration ensures safety and durability.

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Do not overlook this key to safety

The best maintenance advice to prolong the life of the tie down straps is to simply keep them clean.

Rockford Mass Transit advises paratransit technicians to inspect the restraint system.

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Natural light powers safety

Solar panels installed atop the lights at bus stops provide the advantage of less battery power and longer lasting service

NuTech National Solar provides sun-driver illumination.

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Driver training must include vehicle dynamics

I don’t know of many bus company owners who wouldn’t agree that we expect a lot out of bus drivers.

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Clearer images avoid questions later

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Buses present high security risks because their public nature makes it difficult to screen each and every passenger.

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Send the same message for all accidents large or small

An accident of any degree invites variable expenses that are hard to plan for in any budget or projection. Even the most minor incident or scrape requires greater sales revenue to fund the necessary repair.

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Understand safety management and liability relationships

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A citation handed out to a driver judged to have violated a documented law holds him accountable for his actions. Liability deals more with perceived contribution to an occurrence as opposed to violating a law.

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Claim severity in public transit trends upward

Occurrence frequency by 100,000 transit trips by transit operation type.

The Aon Risk Solutions 2011 Public Transit Liability Benchmark Analysis provides public transit risk managers with a better understanding of the liability cost of risk.

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