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Metro implements bus safety program to curb accidents

Thursday - 11/3/2011, 12:22pm  ET

WASHINGTON -- Metro is pushing a bus safety campaign after finding that most passenger injuries occur above ground.

Metro averages about one or two injuries every day, according to agency statistics. Nearly half of those are on Metrobus.

The transit agency blames collisions, and says many of them simply can't be prevented.

Metro says it is focusing on reducing risky driving and will start a bus to bus safety campaign reminding operators to slow down, drive defensively and keep enough space between them and the rest of the road.

WTOP's Adam Tuss contributed to this report. Follow Adam Tuss and WTOP on Twitter.

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