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Minister: use of seatbelts in buses and coaches must increase
"The secretary of state: seat belt use in buses must increase."

"Three students were killed when a bus went off the road outside Sveg two years ago. None of the victims had a belt on and into focus came the question about the use of seatbelts on the bus."

"I think the reflection should come after the bus crash is that it has an incredible significance that is bältat in the bus," says Tomas Eneroth to the TT."

"On Wednesday commenced the trial in the Borås district court against the driver who drove olycksbussen. At the accident on 2 april 2017 on the other killed three people and 38 were injured. Only one person of those who died or received serious injuries used the belt in the bus."

"In the aftermath, many have asked the question if more could had survived or have survived a minor aside about the all used belts. During the two years that have passed have multiple instances, worked with the question of how to increase the use of belts in the buses."

" It took almost twenty years to teach people to take on a seat belt. Today, most people think it is natural. Behavior and attitude change takes time, " says Anna Grönlund, vice president of the Swedish Bus company."

"Information and rules"

"the Way forward appear to act both on better information and changing rules."

"the agency has on the self Thomas Eneroths mission produced a report, leaving several suggestions about just bältesanvändningen. Many of the suggestions are targeted directly to the bus industry."

"– But we're working on. In a later stage, it can land in a request to the Swedish vehicle act to be amended. Then it will be up to the government to take a position, " says Omar Bagdadi, investigator at Swedish transport agency."

"I do not exclude to go further we must see that bältesanvändningen increases, says minister for infrastructure, Tomas Eneroth"

"One concrete measure is that the transport agency on 1 October last year tightened its rules on seat belt use so that it is now obligatory with exclamation reminiscent of that strap on the seat belt in coaches and on longer bus routes."

the "Custom schedules"

"the Other proposals in the report include:

"+ Examine changes to the rules on seat belt use."

"+ Adjust timetables so that passengers in a safe manner be able to disembark from the bus even if they are sitting bältad."

"+ Call on the authorities to procurement prioritise the seats and the belts in buses may run faster than 70 kmu002Ftim."

"And just standing passengers in buses which may run over 70 kmu002Ftimmen is problematic."

"– To the same stage one time to get the stand in the bus and the next time having to sit with the requirement to be bältad erode passengers 'acceptance for bälteskrav," says Omar Bagdadi."

"– there Are passengers, the driver, instead, reduce the speed."

"the Other possibilities discussed in the industry is a technical system that reminds you of the belt. There are also try a technique where the seat is in a straight ranking position before the man flicked the fixed belt. And the first belt is påtaget the seat can be changed to a more comfortable position."

"– It is possible that they can proceed with the technical requirements and specifications that increases the bältesanvändandet, " says Tomas Eneroth."

"But all interested parties are in agreement. To use the belt in the bus increases the security and saves lives."

"– It happens rarely accidents with buses but when it does so, it becomes serious. Then we must realize that bältesanvändningen is crucial. Personally, I use always the belt when I take the bus, " says Tomas Eneroth."

"24 jan 2003, Ängelsberg, Västmanland county: Ersättningsbuss to set the train running by and knocking over. Six people were killed, 41 people injured. 4% used the bussbälte."

"January 27, 2006, Arboga, Västmanlands län: Veckoslutsbuss run off the road and overturned. Nine people were killed, 42 people injured. 41 per cent used bussbälte."

"February 27, 2007, the Administrative, Uppsala county: Two local buses collide. Six people were killed, 56 injured. 57 per cent in the one bus, and 75% of the others used the bussbälte."

"december 4, 2014, Tranemo, Västra Götaland county: A bus runs off the road then the driver suffered a stroke. Two people are killed, 49 injured. 79% used the seat belt."

"april 2, 2017, Jämtland county, sweden: a Bus with students from a school in Skene running of the road. Three passengers killed, 38 injured. 28 percent used the bussbälte. Just a bältad student was injured."

"Source: the Swedish Bus and coach companies"

"In olycksbussen traveled 59 people, 25 pojkaru002Fmän and 34 flickoru002Fkvinnor"

"48 of them went upstairs in the double-decker, 10 passengers plus the driver downstairs."

"In the accident killed three people, two boys and a girl. They went upstairs and none of them had the belt."

"Five badly injured. They go all on the upper floor and only one of them used the belt."

"a Further 33 people were injured. The four sat on the lower floor and 29 on the upper floor. Nine of the injured were belted. Two of the injured did not sit in their chairs without moving in the bus."

"Total used 17 of the 59 people in the bus belt, including the driver. None of the six leaders used the belt."

"Source: Haverikommisionen"

"Proposed recommendations"

"the transport agency will investigate how the rules for the use of a seat belt can be altered to better reflect the risk of serious injury in an accident."

"Contracting authorities should look at the possibility of designing upphandlingsavtalen so that it is clearly a priority to all the passengers to the greatest extent possible, shall have a seat, with seat belt, on bus routes where the maximum speed is 70 kmu002Ftim or higher. And buses with standing passengers are not allowed to be brought in speeds higher than 70 kmu002Ftim."

"Sweden should support the work of the UNECE on the active seat-belt reminders in class III buses, and special means of protection for children under three years on the buses."

"the bus industry should, in laying down timetables on routes which will be operated with class II or class III buses take into account the time which a passenger needs for a safe way film rise of the bus even if he sits bältad."

"the bus industry is invited to work with incidents and incidentrapporteringssystem and develop action plans and guidelines to prevent the risk of accidents as well as fatigue or distraction of the driver. A way to get the support in the work may be to work according to the standards for the safety management system or other appropriate quality management system."

"Source: Swedish transport agency (Transportstyrelsen"

"All buses registered after 1 January 2004 shall be equipped with a safety belt on every seat. All who travel in the bus to use the belt, if available. Except in the case of buses which are intended for city driving."

"All the passengers must be informed about the obligation to use the belt. It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that passengers under the age of 15 use the belt. The driver, other crew members or the leader of a group shall ensure that passengers under the age of 15 use the belt."

"Travelers who is sitting without a seat belt can be fined with 1 500 sek. The driver can be fined 2 500 sek if you are under fifteen years old lack the belt."

"Buses get max to run at 100 kmu002Ftim if it is the belts. There are no belts are speed 90 kmu002Ftim."

"Source: the Swedish transport agency, the Swedish Bus and coach companies"

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