Consumer group calls for improved bus safety

STRICTER TESTS: While the Taipei City Government assesses bus operators annually, criteria on passengers’ safety are too few and insufficient, the group said

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 15, 2020
By: Lo Chi / Staff reporter

The Consumers’ Foundation yesterday called on the government to update safety regulations for public buses, after several injuries were reported over the past few months.

The foundation said that on Aug. 2, a college student in Taichung had her neck clamped by a bus door for more than 10 seconds while trying to disembark.

On June 11, National Taiwan University physics professor Chiueh Tzi-hong (闕志鴻) had his right leg clamped by a bus door, while the bus was driving, the foundation said, adding that the driver only stopped after several hundred meters.

The driver had failed to wait for Chiueh to safely board the bus through the rear door, it said.

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