Comparison of transport modes: the risk of injury on a train journey is 127 times lower than on a car journey.

17

Jan

2017

Comparison of transport modes: trains safer than buses and cars

Fatality risk in cars 75 time higher than on trains / danger from longer HGVs
  • Safety
After five years of road trials of longer HGVs, transport minister Dobrindt is intending to allow the unrestricted use of the 25 metre vehicles. Car drivers will have to get used to the seeing the very long vehicle on the inside lane.

05

Dec

2016

Pro-Rail Alliance warns on unpublished Gigaliner report

Minister wants to allow longer HGVs; ministry keeps trial conclusions secret
  • Cargo
  • Safety

13

Jul

2016

Poll: 72 percent of Germans opposed to longer vehicles

Huge rejection of Gigaliners after five years of trials in Germany
  • Cargo
  • Press Releases
  • Safety

30

Jun

2016

Commuters support video surveillance on trains

Forsa poll shows 93 percent of passengers in Lower-Saxony want CCTV
  • Passenger Service
  • Press Releases
  • Safety

09

Dec

2015

Rail travel is safest; rising number of road casualties

Travel risk comparison: trains 63 times safer than cars, 4 times safer than buses
  • Press Releases
  • Safety

07

Nov

2015

Automatic alarm button for emergencies on level crossings

Pro-Rail Alliance demands expansion of emergency alert system eCall
  • Safety

10

Dec

2014

Trains four times safer than buses

Passenger safety: trains beat cars, buses and coaches
  • Safety

02

Dec

2014

“Transportation is not a natural phenomenon, it’s hard work”

Federal State Mobility Index: Berlin and Thuringia lead the ranking
  • Environment
  • Safety

29

Aug

2014

More than three quarters of people oppose longer trucks

Forsa survey: opposition to mega trucks in Germany increasing
  • Cargo
  • Safety

01

Apr

2014

Travellers want CCTV, more personnel and an alcohol ban

Survey: passengers feel safer on public transport in 2014
  • Passenger Service
  • Safety

12

Dec

2013

Rail travel is the safest option for passengers

Casualty statistics: risk of fatality is 54 x higher in car than train
  • Safety

18

Oct

2013

States put government’s transport safety targets at risk

Federal State Mobility Index: NRW and Berlin lead state ranking
  • Cargo
  • Environment
  • Passenger Service
  • Safety

29

May

2013

Travellers support CCTV and uniformed personnel

Survey: people feel safer on public transport in 2013
  • Passenger Service
  • Safety

12

Apr

2013

EU wants to allow cross-border LHV traffic

EU Commission: new initiative to push through longer vehicles
  • Cargo
  • Europe
  • Safety

15

Mar

2013

Feeling safer: broad alliance for making improvements

Policy paper on increasing safety on public transport
  • Passenger Service
  • Safety

Press Releases

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