With all this crashing and inuring, you must have some statistics to back up your thesis that buses, trams and trains are worse than cars.
Oh, and trams run on roads they share with cars, so there can be incidents. And trains also have accidents with motor vehicles, usually because the vehicle is parked on the track.
Grow up. Look at public notices in newspapers. ,,, accident between bus and car, or unidentified car caused the bus to brake suddenly causing minor injuries from the STANDING passengers.
Buses are death traps, get in a passenger vehicle and you must have a raft of [generally] sensible design rules to make the vehicles safer for occupants. Then a bus, light steel frame on what is basically [in some cases is] a truck chassis skinned in light guage aluminium. Brakes steering and suspension are truck items then lets fill it with humans, and then generally not provide seat belts or even seats for them.If they do have seats it is a 30mm round steel frame with effectively a canvas sling. trucks have to have far more safety features carrying generally only a driver!
Passenger coaches these days are generally a little better with decent seats and seat belts. Though daily we read about another crashing somewhere in the world with many injuries and deaths.
Big hooha here a few years back about school buses without seat belts, especially in rural areas. And quite rightly, many of those buses still are shitty old Bedfords that are 30 plus years old and have nowhere to mount seat belts. Some are Toyota Coasters etc which generally do
But metro kids get to stand on the bus,, bugger the seat belts!! And remember many of these death traps are on freeway routes and doing up to 100kmh.
young lady I know was booked for not having her grumpy [as they often areat 6pm] 3 y/o restrained and lost her liscence for a period. So then had to catch a bus STANDING holding her 3 y/o's hand. Hypocrisy personified.
I do know many people that have had minor injuries on buses and other public transport. The ones I know where not serious though there has been many.
And as for trams [and some trains too] being on roads, yes they do. Though at least you know the driver is not going to lean on the indicator and carve through 3 lanes of traffic in front of all traffic.Or pull out of a bus stop in front of you, or change lanes and squeeze you into the kerb. That when driving 23 tonnes of truck and load.
Personally I have been run into parked cars and the kerb on a bicycle [a major reason I do not ride one now and criticise the fools that do] by bus. I have can openered a bus that squeezed me into the kerb with the bull bar on my car and been hit twice when stopping for lights by buses. And standing passengers where injured slightly in both of those.
When we had an extended train shutdown recently and my street was often used by the 'alternative' death traps. Every kerb on corners, give way signs and street signs were hit and damaged plus there was several small fender benders too. A friends girlfriend was driving one and she was the only one that did not hit a stationary object. The obvious damage to the buses on all 4 corners sometimes was an indicator of potential passenger injuries. As is being unable to negotiate roundabouts where again the standing passenger can be thrown around as the drive OVER them.
A thing for the engineers,, make a safe bus. That will NEVER happen!