Enhancing Transit Safety with Effective Bus Technology

This article provides information on newer technologies aimed at reducing bus accidents through improved driver control and increased visibility of the bus for pedestrians and other drivers. It summarizes information from a report titled Effective Practices to Reduce Bus Accidents, which was issued by the Transit Cooperative Research Program in 2001. The article describes safety improvements in mirrors, brake lights, door and door controls, lighting, driver workstations, deceleration alert systems, on-board surveillance cameras, low-floor and ramp-entry buses, and driver training simulators. Under each of these topics, examples are provided describing their use by various transit agencies in the United States and Canada.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Illustrations;
  • Pagination: pp 30-35, 53-54
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01010955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 28 2005 7:05PM