Driving collisions or accidents involving a bus are less common than standard motor vehicle accidents but they still can occur and injure passengers, other drivers, or pedestrians.
Crashes may be caused by several factors:
- Inexperienced bus driver. Lack of proper training in handling a passenger vehicle may lead to unnecessary auto accident and injury.
- Low visibility. Because of the blind spots a bus has, plus the bulky design, bus drivers may fail to see another vehicle on the road or pedestrians crossing.
- Maintenance. Failure to properly maintain a passenger vehicle may lead to mechanical failures that result in a bus injury.
- Dangerous roads/weather conditions.
- Excessive speed.