Public transport provides an essential service for today’s commuters and travellers. Operating vehicles in busy and congested urban spaces can pose a significant risk of incidents. On London streets alone 69 pedestrians and cyclists were killed in 2016, 27 of those were involved in a collision with an HGV or a bus.
The size and driving position of buses and coaches decreases the driver’s visibility which makes them prone to numerous blind spots. This lack of visibility greatly increases the risk of a collision. In the case of buses and coaches, passengers can also be a distraction, especially where there is a high level of interaction required increasing the risk of a rollaway incident. You might not think it, but being in the public domain means these vehicles can also be susceptible to theft or vandalism. Vision Techniques can help you achieve your FORS and Direct Vision Standard accreditation.
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