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When you get on the bus, you want to have a safe ride. Although according to statistics, accidents involving buses are rare, everybody would like to have an additional safety net. Therefore, we try to buy tickets for places they think are safe. Let’s see whether this makes sense?
The bus is considered to be one of the safest vehicles. It is not afraid of collisions with cars due to its size and weight. The danger to the bus is mainly heavy trucks. Accidents rarely occur with city buses, as their speed of movement around the city is low.
Several types of the most dangerous places can be noted, depending on the case and the traffic situation.
–Seats in the first and second row.
They are dangerous only in a head-on collision.
–Place near the driver.
This is the most dangerous place not only in a head-on collision, but also in case of an unexpected hit of a stone in the glass. In addition, with the likelihood of an impact, the driver intuitively avoids a collision, which falls on the passenger next to him.
–Seats in third to fourth rows located at the end of the cabin.
These places may be hit from behind. In addition, in the rear seats shakes more.
–Places near the windows.
Most people prefer to sit by the window to enjoy the beautiful views. But a side impact falls precisely on these places. And in the event of an accident, passengers sitting on the aisle seats will be able to quickly get to the exit.
Based on the foregoing, we can conclude that it is most safe to sit near the aisle in the middle of the bus.
Let us clarify that for a short trip it is better to buy a ticket to a seat located on the driver’s side.
First, as mentioned above, the driver instinctively puts under attack the other side of the bus.
Secondly, in the event of a rollover, the bus will pull over and fall on its right side. In this case, passengers on the opposite side of the driver will be more difficult to get out.
During long-distance routes it’s safer to sit on the opposite side from the driver, since the most common cause of accidents is driver fatigue and falling asleep at the wheel. In this situation, passengers sitting behind the driver are risking to be in the way of oncoming cars.
Those who are in the middle of the bus have one more advantage – when swinging the bus from impact, in the middle part the amplitude will be the smallest. This means that it is much easier for a passenger in the middle of the cabin to stay in the seat and not fly out of it.
The location of the place to the door is also important, so that in an accident you can get out faster. Therefore, the presence of a third door in the center of a huge tourist liner is an undoubted advantage of the model.
The best thing you can do to safely get on the bus is to fasten your seatbelts. This method allows you not to fly out of the chair in the event of a strong blow or a sudden stop.
In city buses, seat belts are not provided, so it is better to choose places with your back to the direction of travel. With a sharp push, the passenger will be pressed against the wall, and he will not fly forward.
In case of an accident, you need to act quickly and clearly. If you see that the bus is driving on the opposite lane or on the side of the road, try to group.
Take the safest pose: bend your head down, stretch your legs and rest them in the chair in front. In this case, do not put your feet under it. Arms bent at the elbows also need to rest against the back of the front seat.
Fortunately, bus accidents are quite rare. Therefore, we hope that this information will remain only in theory. In practice, you will simply enjoy the ride. Have a good trip!