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A Safety Transport Model for Validation of UK Coach Operators for School Journeys.

Ramachandran, M., Sahandi, R., Prakoonwit, S., Khan, W. and Selamat, S. A. M., 2017. A Safety Transport Model for Validation of UK Coach Operators for School Journeys. In: Intelligent Transport Systems (INTSYS) – From research and development to the market uptake, 29-30 November 2017, Helsinki, Finland.

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Coaches are considered to be one of the safest modes of transport for children in the UK. In the last 10 years alone, 1191 children were injured in 371 coach crashes. Though the government has strict regulations to maintain road worthiness of the coaches, operator non-compliance was the major reason for these accidents. In last year alone, 137 coach operator licenses have been revoked due to operator non-compliance in the UK. Currently, there is no process to reliably mitigate the safety risks of children travelling by coaches. This has created a requirement to validate all the coach operators before using their coaches for school trips. This paper proposes a novel safety model for validation of coach operators prior to commencement of coach journeys.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:School transport; school trips; children safety; coach accidents; operator non-compliance; coach hires.
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:30096
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:11 Dec 2017 09:28
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:08


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