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Ecuador: At least 24 were killed and another 19 injured when a bus careened into another vehicle at high speed and overturned on a highway near Quito.

CBS

 


Fourteen people have been wounded, some seriously, in a knife attack on a bus in Lübeck, Germany

BBC

 


New Mexico: Three people were killed and 24 others were injured in a crash involving a tour bus and 3 other vehicles on I-25

Fox

 


An Analysis of Vehicle Ramming as a Terrorist Tactic

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Global motorcyclists: A unique methodology to identify traffic hotspots around the world and then try to find answers to extinguish them

DUKE

“…..Crowdsourcing. They would survey motorcyclists about road traffic “hotspots”—areas of high-density crash locations—in the region. They hypothesized that the people who spend their days traversing across town would have valuable insights that could help inform future road safety interventions. It turns out they were right.  Staton, Vissoci, Østbye and Luciano Andrade, a post-doctoral researcher working with Staton, initially tested this method in Kigali, Rwanda, and Galle, Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Stephen Rulisa in Rwanda and Vijitha Da Silva in Sri Lanka. They asked moto drivers in Rwanda and tuk-tuk (three-wheel) drivers in Sri Lanka to identify dangerous locations in the region and label the severity of danger of each location. Then, the researchers compared police data to the information the drivers provided.

The study not only showed that data from these “high road utilizers” aligned well with police data, but also identified potential additional hotspots. The research team also found that this crowdsourcing approach is less costly than collecting police data and is easily reproducible, adaptable and interpretable. They were able to replicate the study in Moshi, Tanzania, a year later in collaboration with KCMC researcher Mark Mvungi and got similar results…..

The next step….is to formulate targeted, cost-effective interventions to minimize the risk in these traffic hotspots. These interventions might include measures such as adding speed bumps; improving road pavement conditions, visibility and signage; and promoting helmet use……”


An illegal u-turn? A school bus taking children on a field trip collided with a dump truck leaving at least 2 dead and sending 43 to hospitals.

EMS1

 


At least 30 people, including 27 school children, were killed after a private bus skidded off the road and rolled down deep into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh on Monday.

Business Standard

  • Twelve injured passengers were rushed to the hospital and are in critical condition.
  • The bus rolled into a 200ft-deep gorge.

 


A bus en route to Nipawin, foreground, carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team crashed into a truck Friday night, killing 14 and sending over a dozen more to the hospital.

Washington Post

 


Muenster, Germany: A vehicle crashed into a crowd Saturday, killing several injuring as many as 20 more.

CBS


Royal Canadian Mounted Police: A crash between a transport truck and a bus carrying a junior hockey team in the province of Saskatchewan has left 14 people dead and 14 injured.

ESPN

 


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