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Is a Bus Safer Than a Plane?

It's no secret that flying is often considered the safest way to travel. But what about traveling by bus or train? Are they equally as safe as taking a flight? According to data from the past 10 years, the answer is yes! In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the data and see how traveling by bus and train compares to flying.

Traveling Safely

When it comes to overall safety, flying is generally considered the safest way to travel. This is backed up by data from the past 10 years, which shows that there have been far fewer fatalities involving airplanes than buses and trains.

However, this doesn't necessarily mean that buses and trains are less safe. In fact, when you look more closely at the data, you find that bus and train fatalities occur much less often than airplane crashes. For example, in 2016, there were only 0.7 fatalities per billion passenger miles traveled on a bus versus 1.06 for air travel. Similarly, rail deaths totaled just 0.25 per billion passenger miles compared to 1.14 for planes.

It's important to note that these statistics don't take into account factors such as the size of the vehicle or its speed. For example, a bus traveling at higher speeds is more likely to be involved in an accident than one that is traveling slowly. Additionally, a larger plane may have a greater chance of crashing due to its size and weight.

Ultimately, it's hard to say which mode of transportation is safer since there are so many variables to consider. However, what we do know is that both buses and trains are relatively safe options when compared to air travel over the past 10 years. So if you're looking for a way to get from point A to point B safely and efficiently, then you can rest assured that taking the bus or train is just as safe as flying!

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