Bus transit is a form of transportation that provides the public the means of traveling to and from different locations. As with any form of public transportation, certain rules and regulations must be followed to prevent unforeseen safety issues for the bus drivers, passengers, and pedestrians, as well as other automotive vehicles traveling on the road.
Safety measures regarding buses are implemented by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as a way of ensuring that each bus is operated in a safe and regulated manner. The American Disability Act (or ADA) sets certain standards of transit accessibility for disabled passengers for buses. Neglecting to install accessibility measures for every passenger, such as wheelchair access, may lead to potential lawsuits based on discrimination.
Additional safety measures must be implemented in bus transit in terms of traffic safety so as to avoid bus accidents while traveling on the road. Experts with a background in traffic accident investigation and reconstruction are often utilized to determine the source of a traffic-related incident, whether it involves a bus or any other type of vehicle. Whether the bus accident was caused by a mechanical failure found within the engineering, or is the result of a human error on behalf of the bus driver, the source of such incidents is highly relevant in the event of a court case.
Contact the professionals at ForensisGroup or submit an expert request form to locate highly qualified bus transit expert witnesses or traffic investigation experts for your case.