Risk of failure of door sensitive edge.

On 8 June 2016, a passenger sustained serious injuries as a result of becoming trapped in the rear door of a route bus and dragged for approximately 20 metres.

The investigation conducted by the operator found that the rear door sensitive edge was faulty, possibly as a result of the sensitive edge resistor experiencing vibration or becoming loose.

Bus operators should:

  • Ensure that drivers check all mirrors before departing a bus stop, and
  • Where applicable, test the operation of the door sensitive edges and consult with the original equipment manufacturer should a fault be detected.

For more information about this matter, please contact Andrew Chlebica, Manager Compliance and Information, on 1800 233 022.

Signed by Stephen Turner, Director Bus Safety