Bus age a factor in crashes

Bus commuters are more likely to die in a crash than those riding in any other public utility vehicle, a study said.

According to a 2014 study conducted by the University of the Philippines National Center for Transportation Studies (UP-NCTS), bus passengers are six times more likely to be in a road crash than car passengers, and five times more than the jeepneys, taxis and UV Express passengers.

The likelihood of such incident further increases by the bus’ age which, according to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), should not be more than 15 years old.

In this report, Road Safety Journalism Fellow Miguel Dumaual explains why the strict implementation of this age limit is crucial in saving lives.

Watch the report here: http://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/04/24/17/dotr-m...

This story, which first aired in Bandila, was produced under the Bloomberg Initiative Global Road Safety Media Fellowship implemented by the World Health Organization, Department of Transportation and VERA Files.


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