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Trams can operate amongst other road traffic without danger and will give no worse a service than any other vehicle in the same circumstances. However, because the tram has better acceleration and braking characteristices than a bus, carries more passengers at peak loading and can load and unload faster, it stands to benefit much more than a bus from a degree of priority over other road vehicles.

The priority measures which can be given to a tram are more effective, and give better security against sucessful abuse by motorists, than a bus lane.

The success of a tramway service, particularly in terms of its ability to attract motorists out of their cars and reduce road traffic, can depend strongly on the level and suitability of the priority measures given to it. A local council which is genuinely interested in road traffic reduction will ensure that optimum tram priority measures are applied wherever necessary.

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