Buses and coaches are considered to be among the safest means of transport. Nevertheless, official statistics show that the numbers of bus and coach occupants injured and killed in accidents have not changed significantly in recent years. Although serious bus and coach accidents occur relatively rarely, they attract all the more attention when they do happen. In order to describe the current situation with regard to accidents and damage or losses involving buses and coaches in Germany, the UDV collected and analyzed representative case material and ascertained appropriate countermeasures.