When You Ride Coach, It’s Much Safer!
Not exactly sure what it is, but we humans frequently have a slant toward distrust. Maybe it’s because we have easily access to information like never before, and we input and analyze data in extraordinary ways and have all type of research at our fingertips. When someone creates a claim, we can be slow to accept whatever they are saying as solid truth. Why? Because anybody can say anything, right? Folks can say all sort of crazy things and earn money off of people who aren’t smart enough to check their facts, and it occurs at all times.
Which takes us to this: when we say to you that motorcoaches are one of the most safe modes of transportation, we anticipate that you’ll question our assertion and want to know how we can support that claim. But it’s right, and we have the data to confirm it. According to the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety, there have been 366 people killed in motorcoach incidents since 1990.
When you compare that number to the number of auto deaths in the United States each year, the difference is staggering. … 366 fatalities over 27 years means that riding in a motorcoach is a much safer mode of transportation, though all of us in the industry would like to get that number down to zero.
Get ready for us to blow your mind a little more. That 366 number? Let’s show you how small a number it really is.
Why do we share this with you?
Due to the fact that we want you to believe us. You couldn’t make a better choice when your aim is safety when traveling. While we could mention several reasons why traveling via motorcoach.
is exceptional (shout out to amenities! convenience! space! etc.), we think this one speaks for itself. It’s notworth traveling via any medium that makes you ask about your safety. Period. And that’s why we want you to have strong data so you can rest assured that you’re actually MUCH SAFER in a motorcoach than you would be in a smaller vehicle.
And certainly, we identify that the aptitude, training, and capability of our drivers is an important piece of that, too. We go to great lengths to only employ drivers who are qualified, and we run our business according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) safety guidelines. We also stay current on routine inspections and maintenance to ensure that our equipment is in top shape.
And extra thing? Because we’re an open book and want you to feel safe when you ride with us, feel free to inquire about our safety rating from the FMCSA. We’ll also happily answer any questions about our hiring system, driver training, and how we maintain our fleet to put your mind at ease!
The statistics for this post derived from the following sources: