The accident researchers Siegfried Brockmann sees the seat-belt behaviour of passengers as the biggest safety problem on buses. "Unfortunately, too few passengers use a lot the belt," explained the 60-year-old head of the accident research of the insurers in the Thursday after the disaster with 29 deaths on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The passenger cell is, however, in most cases, informed of the General Association of the German insurance industry.
The bus driver can't control while driving, whether his driving guests to be strapped, said Brockmann. Belts are important for survival – not only in the event of a frontal impact, but also of the Rollover. "A lot of serious injuries come from the passengers to be thrown through the interior," said Brockmann.
pictures: tourist bus overturns on the island of Madeira
a simple Rollover of the passenger compartment to be generally stable, said the insurer. In the specific case of the roof of a House but in the interior penetrated. In addition, the Bus was plunged deep. Buses on such extreme scenarios, not possible. "That would be tank," said Brockmann.
most of The victims of bays in the Frankfurt company
In the case of the bus crash on the holiday island of Madeira, 29 people were killed and 27 more were injured. Most of the victims were German tourists and had booked their trip at the Hessian company, trend tours, tourism in Frankfurt am Main. The organiser was shocked "deeply" about the accident, and speak to all the Victims and families of condolences. "We will make the Concerned parties in the framework of the us Possible to provide any support in these difficult hours," announced the company. Trend tours Touristik claims to be one of the leading German tour operators.
The driver probably lost in a tight curve, the control of the more than 50 passengers occupied the bus that crashed then, down an embankment and into a house crashed. (fal/afp)
Created: 18.04.2019, 17:18 PM