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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB84-151950.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cranfield Institute of Technology, England

    Center for Transport Studies
    Cranfield, Bedfordshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Benwell, M
  • Publication Date: 1983-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386265
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CRANFIELD-CTS-23
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM