Safety Archives - Page 6 of 9 - BUSRide

Do not overlook this key to safety

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

Natural light powers safety

NuTech National Solar provides sun-driver illumination.

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.

Clearer images avoid questions later

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

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.

Understand safety management and liability relationships

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.

Claim severity in public transit trends upward

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.

Prepare now for stricter industry oversight

Two stories overshadowed all others in the bus industry in 2011: the implementation and realization of the new Safety Measurement System (SMS) and the resulting consequences and attention a string of unusually severe motorcoach crashes generated.

CSA enforcement puts maintenance under the scope

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) CSA enforcement program is not just about the front office and the driver.

Who exactly is safe?

By Matthew A. Daecher The year 2011 continues to challenge the passenger transportation industry. The series of crashes that seem perfectly timed to keep the story fresh are having a negative effect on the image of the industry; not to mention the related fallout and pressure from the public, politicians, regulators and enforcement. Most of […]