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Increasing the safety of coach passengers

Annex 1

Bus Passenger Fatalities in Germany from 1995 to 2016

  • The number of bus passenger fatalities over the past 20 years has been in the low single to double figure range with large fluctuations
  • Vision Zero temporal reality:
    • No school bus passenger fatalities in 1996 to 1998, 2000 to 2006, 2008, 2010,2012 to2016
    • No coach passenger fatalities in 1998, 2001, 2006
  • However, coach passenger fatalities dominate the number of bus passenger fatalities in 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2014

Bus Passenger Fatalities in Germany from 1995 to 2016

Bus Passenger Casualties (killed or injured) in Germany from 1995 to 2016

  • The number of bus passenger casualties increased slightly over the past 20 years and was 5,532 in 2016
  • The number of casualties in local public transport buses dominates
  • In 2016, 175 coach passengers were victims of accidents; in comparison with 1995 with 589 coach passengers, this corresponds to a reduction of 70%

Bus Passenger Casualties (killed or injured) in Germany from 1995 to 2016

Annex 2

Subject Regulation status Mandatory upgrade as of
(new approval / initial registration)
Changes to UNECE-R107
Alarm system for engine compartment and heater compartment (fire alarm) R107.03 31.12.2012 / 31.12.2013
Smoke and fire alarms in enclosed compartments (excluding luggage compartment) R107.04 26.07.2014 / 26.07.2015
Improvement of evacuation: Requirements for monitors in aisles R107.04 26.07.2014 / 26.07.2015
Engine compartment extinguishing systems (Class III) R107.06 10.06.2018 / 10.06.2019
Monitoring system for heating systems explained (active if the heater is on) R107.06 10.06.2018 / 10.06.2019
Roof hatch enlarged /600x700), emergency lighting, marking, emergency exits R107.06 10.06.2018 / 10.06.2019
Engine compartment extinguishing systems (Classes I, II) R107.07 01.09.2020 / 01.09.2021
Changes to UNECE-R118
Fire behaviour of electrical cables and insulating materials; absorption capacity of insulating materials R118.01 09.12.2012 / 09.12.2015
Extension of the range of use, fire test in installation position, above 15% vertical according to Annex 8, new definition of interior R118.02 26.07.2017 / 26.07.2020
New requirements for testing cable ducts and cable sheaths R118.03 01.09.2019 / 01.09.2021