Or Yarok: 78% of all road accidents involve buses

May 8, 2011 11:59


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

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).

Related Content

Breaking news
July 21, 2018
Gaza Palestinian groups agree to ceasefire