Motor Coach Safety Innovations Prevent Passenger Injury


Crash-Protection Technologies


Motor coach manufacturers are always researching and redesigning vehicles to prevent injury and fatality in crashes with buses involving stationary objects such as a tree, pole, guardrail, or another vehicle. They enhance protection through a variety of technologies, improving the management crash energy, so that is does not affect the passengers. These large vehicles are designed to protect passengers in a crash through compartmentalization, meaning that seatbacks are engineered to reduce injuries to passengers creating a “reverse airbag.” Meaning that soft cushion seatback in front of each passenger protects the passenger by creating a “cocoon of safety.”

Unseen Safety Innovations Safeguarding Passengers


Modern motor coaches have:

  • All-wheel disc brakes for short stopping distances
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Hydraulic retarders that allow drivers to use an additional braking system when going down steepincline
  • Advanced air-ride suspension systems are often thought of as a passenger comfort feature, but they provide a safety benefit as well by maintaining coach stability during tight cornering maneuvers
  • Coaches also have a third axle to enhance braking, load distribution and stability.
  • Coaches can also be equipped with advanced fire suppression systems and Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS),which help reduce the risk of blow-out.



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