A tram accident is generally an accident in which a tram is involved (see tram in picture 1). When general traffic safety is evaluated, as in traffic accident statistics, any accident involving a tram or a tram system can be considered to be a tram accident (see tram in picture 2 below). Some statistics concerned with public safety collect information on any incident in a tram or a tram system.
Tram traffic is typically considered as environmentally friendly, efficient and, after investments, is a relatively cheap way to transport passengers in cities. A tram typically travels at a relatively slow speed in cities, however, light rail vehicles may drive at a speed of 70 – 100 kilometres per hour (approx. 44 – 60 miles per hour).
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