Or Yarok: 78% of all road accidents involve buses

May 8, 2011 11:59

Buses were involved in 78 percent of all road accidents in the country between 2006-2010, the Or Yarok organization reported on Saturday based on data from the Central Bureau of Statistics.

During these years, buses were involved in 3,068 accidents, the organization said.

CEO of Or Yarok Shmuel Abuav said "Based on a survey conducted by Or Yarok, about half of the public expresses a willingness to use public transportation if it were available, accessible, and fast, like a private car. But since public transportation in Israel is far from being an attractive alternative, many prefer to use their private cares, creating traffic congestion on the roads and also significantly increasing the probability of car accidents."

An analysis of the CBS data shows that the largest number of bus-involved road accents occurred in the following cities: Tel Aviv-Jaffa (526), Jerusalem (474), Haifa (139), Petah Tikva (123), Bat Yam (104), Bnei Brak (95) and Beersheva (88).

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