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Common Causes of Bus Accidents

Have you suffered injuries whilst travelling in a bus as a passenger?  If you have, it is essential that you seek legal advice because you may be able to make a bus accident claim.

Travelling on buses is a common thing that we do these days. It is an added advantage to those that want to skip paying for fuel expenses for their cars. Furthermore, there is the advantage of reducing traffic on the roads. On the other side of the coin, these buses are known to cause accidents on the road hence leading to passengers getting injured.

Here’s a look at some of the main causes of bus accidents.

Faulty Equipment

One thing that you should know about bus accidents that occur is that most are normally caused by factors that would have been prevented if precautions were taken. Most companies wish to save money while operating on the roads hence would evade repairs and checks. This often leads to accidents since the engines might blow up, catch fire, brakes failing, etc. It is the duty of care that the bus companies should uphold in making certain that the buses being used are in the best condition.

Fatigue

Accidents on the road are also likely to be caused by tired drivers. This is because they might fail to be careful while on the road. Again it is the duty of the bus companies to foresee that the drivers being hired are qualified and dedicated to their work.

Distractions

There are certain activities that the drivers are not expected to carry out as they drive i.e. eating, receiving calls, texting, etc. Anything that poses as disruption should totally be avoided while driving. Bus companies ought to inform this to their workers.

Other causes of bus accidents are as listed below:

  • Over speeding
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs
  • Carrying uncontrollable passengers

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