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Buses: Fires

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 14610, tabled on 8 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of bus fires in England.

Answered on

13 June 2022

Bus operators are subject to a range of requirements aimed at ensuring the safe operation of vehicles and the avoidance of incidents, including fires. These requirements, imposed under the operator licencing scheme, include regular vehicle maintenance checks, annual vehicle testing, and incident reporting requirements. In addition, enforcement checks may be carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

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