SHEFFIELD STUDY: THE DRIVER SURVEY
The attitudes and opinions of bus drivers were studied concerning two bus entrance modifications designed to facilitate boarding for the elderly and physically disabled. One modification was a split step for double deck buses. The other was to enable single deck buses to kneel. Results were analysed in tabular and histographical form. The split step modification was thought of as a positive aid to passengers by drivers. Very few drivers used the kneeling mechanism as a matter of course. Drivers often thought that kneeling the buses increased running times. Statistical analysis of drivers' responses could not be extended beyond limited subjects. Drivers were skeptical about the reliability and maintenance of the kneeling mechanism, but automation of the mechanism would eliminate their resentment of having to judge when to use it.
- See also PB84-151950.
Cranfield Institute of Technology, EnglandCenter for Transport Studies
Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
- Benwell, M
- Publication Date: 1983-4
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Aged; Boarding; Bus drivers; Buses; Persons with disabilities; Reliability; Surveys; Traffic delays; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus design
- Subject Areas: Design; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00386265
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CRANFIELD-CTS-23
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM