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A long and strong tradition in road safety

With more vehicles on the road and a faster tempo
of traffic there is a greater risk of accidents. As one
of the world's biggest manufacturers of large buses
and coaches, with a long, strong tradition in road safety, Volvo has an important role to play in making traffic environments safer.

Our primary responsibility is to ensure that our
products maintain a high level of safety for drivers,
guides and passengers. But a bus or coach in
traffic is part of a bigger picture.

That is why we also try to improve safety for other road users, both through our product development and by sharing knowledge that will help make safer roads, safer drivers and safer bus stops.

That is why we also try to improve safety for other road users, both through our product development and by sharing knowledge that will help make safer roads, safer drivers and safer bus stops.

Read more in our brochure:
"Safe on the Road" 

Read more about safety onboard:
"Safety on Board multi-axle"
"Safety on Board single-axle"



The cornerstones of Volvo Buses' work on safety consist of:

Active (or Preventive) Safety to avoid accidents:
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Vehicle stability and handling
- Electronic braking system
- Better visibility
- Operating comfort & ergonomics
- Driver training and information
- Wide angle mirrors

Passive (or Protective) Safety to reduce injuries:
- Fire protection & diesel tank
- Seat belts
- Collapsible steering wheel
- Passenger door
- Roll over protection
- Front impact protection
- Front under-run protection

Personal Security:
- Emergency exits
- Fire extinguisher
- Safety information card
- Safety information film