Traffic Psychologist Must Be Metrobus Drivers in Istanbul

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metrobus soforler traffic psychologist in istanbul sart

Metrobus, which came to the agenda with the recent accidents in Istanbul, were scrutinized. İBB appointed the Chairman of the Inspection Board to investigate the accidents and requested an expert from the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers. Traffic and Road Safety Specialist IMM Council Member Dr. Suat Sarı also stated that the metrobus drivers are corrupt and many accidents are due to this, and he suggested that the metrobus drivers in Istanbul should be under the supervision of traffic psychologists, which are very common in the USA and Europe.

SözcüAccording to the report of Özlem Güvemli; “IMM takes new precautions against the accidents that occur on the metrobus line, which travels 7 thousand kilometers with 220 thousand flights per day and carries 1 million passengers. Following the accidents in Halıcıoğlu and Haramidere on the Metrobus line, the IETT management came together. IETT Deputy General Manager Hamdi Alper Kolukısa stated that a detailed investigation was started about the origin of the accidents and stated that the Chairman of the Board of Inspectors was personally appointed in the administrative investigation. Kolukısa also announced that an expert request was requested from the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers. Following the Metrobus accidents, the IMM also started to commission the “Early Warning System”.


Traffic and Road Safety Specialist Member of the Good Party IMM Assembly and Transportation Traffic Commissioner Dr.. Contact Suat directly Sözcümade important determinations and suggestions about accidents in his evaluation. Sarı pointed out that the psychology of metrobus drivers is disturbed due to overtime. “Metrobus drivers should be under the supervision of traffic psychologists, not normal psychologists. They must be under constant control with the traffic psychologists employed by IETT. Traffic psychologist quite common in Europe and in the United States but not in Turkey. It has been in Germany for 30 years. After graduating from the psychology department, they become masters of traffic and become a traffic psychologist. Because the situation, attitude, behavior and attitudes in traffic and the behavior of a normal person are very different. This expertise should come to Turkey, "he said. Sarı also stated that there should be driver rest rooms in Zincirlikuyu and Beylikdüzü.


Dr. Sarı emphasized that most of the vehicles reached 1 million kilometers and reached the age of 10. “Therefore, maintenance and repair should not be expected to be efficient. This is another cause of accidents. Diesel vehicles are now being produced in European countries starting from 2021. Metrobus fleet should be renewed with new electric buses. ”



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