Dubai RTA makes buses safer
Dubai, August 26, 2009
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has introduced a number of safety and security systems on board its buses as part of its campaign aimed at highlighting the benefits of using public transport buses.
RTA has equipped its new fleet of buses with i-Shift gear system, specially designed to increase driver’s comfort and reduce the risks of road accidents.
The buses are also fitted with the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) that gives drivers a better control of the bus, ensures its stability on the road and significantly minimizes the risk of skidding or sliding, thus boosting passengers comfort.
In accordance with international safety and security standards, RTA has fitted all its buses with emergency exits and windows, in addition to modern alarm systems, fire extinguishers and first-aid kits.
To make sure these measures are standards and well optimised, RTA organises special training course for bus drivers so that they know the locations and operation of all emergency exits & windows on both sides of the bus, rear exits as well as roof hatches.
Drivers are also trained to know the location and method of lifting the fire extinguisher and first-aid kit from their brackets, as well as the location and usage of any communication equipment on board the bus. – TradeArabia News Service
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