Public service vehicles are involved in proportionately more road accidents in cities in developing countries than is the case in Great Britain and have very high fatality rates per million bus kilometres travelled per annum. This report examines some aspects of road safety of one of India's largest public transport undertakings, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). An analysis of one year's accident records of the DTC was carried out in order to identify type of accident taking place, class of road user involved, and factors affecting accident severity. Interviews were conducted of 580 DTC bus drivers in order to obtain a better understanding of how driver factors, such as training, experience and working conditions could affect accident rates. A survey was also made of over 200 DTC buses in order to assess the condition of items such as tyre condition, mirrors, steering play, lights, handholds and seats, that may have an effect on vehicle safety. (A)

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