Travel by bus and coach offers a much safer alternative to driving.
Facts and figures from all around the world demonstrate that motor coach travel is the safe way to go. For example, in the European Union, road fatalities for bus and coach passengers represented only 5,7% of all road fatalities in 2007-2008. In the U.S.A., coaches are the safest form of highway transportation over the last ten years.
The motor coach industry has another safety advantage: its drivers. Motor coach drivers are required by law to pass a medical examination and to pass strict theoretical and practical driving tests. Global Passenger Network takes safety a step further: our members’ drivers are given periodical driver training courses to update their skills, and a driver drug testing program is mandatory for companies that wish to be part of GPN.
To read more about motor coach safety, visit the SmartMove website’s safety page: www.busandcoach.travel/en/safe/ or view SmartMove’s Safety Fact Sheet. GPN is a supporter of the SmartMove campaign.