Fewer cars on roads mean less congestion and ultimately fewer accidents, but that requires getting drivers to leave their cars at home and travel by bus and coach.
Watch this great video infographic to learn more about the benefits of bus and coach reducing traffic!
One bus can replace at least 30 cars.It was already true in 1930’s, as seen in this vintage poster from the London Transport Museum:
Fewer cars are great, but fewer AND safer cars are better!
It’s not just about reducing the number of cars on the road. Fewer cars are great, but even better is making sure thatall vehicles still being driven, including buses and coaches, are road worthyand meet the highest safety standards so that everyone gets home safely.
While safety inspection agencies exist in almost every country, a great example is the Vehicle & Operator Service Agency (VOSA) in the UK, who is responsible for improving roadworthiness standards through strict guidelines and has the power to check buses and coaches for general roadworthiness. One such guideline required that all buses and coaches, not currently being used for urban transport and built after 1 October 2001, have seatbelts.
Taking steps to increase safety obviously works, because a60% reduction in road fatalities was achieved by the UK bus and coach industry between 2001 and 2008, making it the first and, for the moment, only transport mode to meet the EU road safety policy objective of halving the number of deaths on European roads, which is a safe and Smart Move!