Mercedes-Benz is doing its bit to keep city bus drivers safe in a time of coronavirus. Bus drivers, typically, are exposed to an increased risk of infection due to their contacts with numerous people. In order to protect bus drivers from infection, Mercedes-Benz is now offering a professional retrofit solution for a driver protection door with a separating pane for its Citaro city bus.
Since April 27, passengers on public transport in Germany have been obliged to wear mouth-nose protection. At the same time, this is also the first official protection for bus drivers. Barrier tape to cordon off the driver’s area, closed front entrance doors, improvised separating panes – transport companies reacted quickly after the outbreak of the corona pandemic to protect their bus drivers from infections. But these are not permanent solutions.
The separating pane is made of clear toughened safety glass and is 780 millimetres wide and almost 1400 mm high, and covers the space between the passengers and the driver’s cab.
Mercedes-Benz is now offering durable and professional driver protection doors with a full-surface separating pane as a retrofit solution for its Citaro city bus. The separating pane is made of clear toughened safety glass and is 780 millimetres wide and almost 1400 mm high, and covers the space between the passengers and the driver’s cab. It is available both in a closed version and with small openings for ticket sales.
Mercedes-Benz offers the retrofit solution for a driver’s safety door for the current Citaro series, which was launched in 2011. It is in service in Europe and beyond in the tens of thousands as city buses and intercity buses and also as the CapaCity large-capacity version.
The separating pane is available for different cab doors in high and low versions and with an integrated cash register. It is particularly easy to exchange in vehicles that already have a driver-protection door with a separating pane over half the width of the door.