The general public must be able to rely on mass transit options like trains and buses to get them safely from one place or another. When these methods fail to meet expectations, other public servants must be summoned to try and remedy the situation. Bus accidents may not be entirely unheard of, but a recent rash of such accidents has led some to question the entire system.
In the last few months, a multitude of bus crashes have resulted in a number of driver and passenger deaths. Accident reconstruction teams have been summoned and are utilizing crash reconstruction software to find the causes for some of these collisions, as not all of them have clear answers. In some cases other vehicles aren't even involved, leading some to believe driver or mechanical failure could be to blame. Yet the increasing instance of such incidents is unsettling for some.
"I'm still in shock, we're all in shock," said a bus union member in a recent interview. While accident reconstruction is ongoing, though, there are no answers available for workers or the public. The hope is that using such advanced technology and techniques, public safety officials can determine how to make transit systems safer.