6 Must know safety facts before travelling with Citiliner
The feeling of stepping onto a Citiliner bus is exciting. Perhaps there’s a holiday in the waiting, perhaps a trip home to see the family or maybe you’re starting a new chapter in life. Whatever the case, we’re honoured to take you there and to get you there safely. Yes, safety is vital on any Citiliner trip!
As one of the most affordable bus companies in Southern Africa, offering a huge amount of value, safety is not only a nice-to-have, it’s the very core of our business.
Safety comes first, last and everywhere in between. Our coaches adhere to the strictest safety rules and coach-inspection regulations, ensuring our buses are always in the best condition and ready for any journey ahead.
So, here are 6 must-know safety facts if you’re boarding soon.
Citiliner safety checks after each trip
It’s understandable that our buses collect some wear and tear after thousands of kilometres travelled across our extraordinary variety of routes.
But, after each individual journey, our busses head directly to our depots to be cleaned and inspected for faults and defects.
First things first, when the bus gets back to the depot, it makes its way to our workshop whereby faults and defects reported by the driver of the last journey are inspected and fixed. The bus is then checked for service items and goes through the general checks and tests consisting of headlights, wipers, brakes, tyres, luggage compartments, interior lighting, aircon, heaters, entertainment system etc. The bus is then washed inside and out and then refuelled and prepared for its next departure.
Our drivers are trained professionals.
Safety at the wheel allows peace of mind when travelling on a Citiliner bus. All of our drivers are rigorously screened before being hired and are trained PDP-professionals. They regularly undergo training to remain alert and ready for potential road hazards.
Our drivers also undergo medical checks twice a year to ensure that they’re fit behind the wheel and as prepared as they can be for any long journey ahead.
Safety belts matter, even on a bus!
All of our buses come equipped and fitted with safety belts, which might seem strange considering the long-haul nature of travelling by bus.
But safety belts are still very important, and we encourage you to use them just as you would when travelling in any other vehicle on the road. All it takes is one click to make you safer.
Seat belts can save lives.in an event of a road accident.
Drive cams monitor your journey!
Drive cams are installed in every bus. They encourage the best driving habits among all of our drivers. These drive cams record incidents should they occur on your journey, such as speeding, harsh braking etc.
Tracking; our eyes in the sky
All of our busses are tracked 24/7 – that’s our safety guarantee. Tracking our fleet allows us to always keep tabs on what’s happening. We always know where you are to ensure your journey is a safe one. This level of tracking also conveniently allows us to keep you updated, should a bus arrive late for example, but more importantly always serves a primary function: To keep you safe and sound, and to keep us informed and alert.
Helivac Emergency Assistance comes standard
Have you heard? As a Citiliner passenger, you get the added benefit of travelling with Helivac on your side.
Helivac is an emergency medical assistance provider, which is on standby should the unexpected happen. In the event of an emergency, Helivac will be called to the scene without you having to worry.
As our passenger, you can relax with peace of mind knowing that medical assistance is never too far away.
So, there you have it – everything you need to know about how we keep our Citiliner family safe. Yes, it’s not only about affordable bus tickets. It’s not only about value. It’s about safety too!
So send us a message on Facebook or Twitter, or call us on 011 611 8000 or 087 352 0352, visit your nearest Citiliner terminal or buy your bus tickets online www.citiliner.co.za. You can also head over to your nearest Pick n Pay, Shoprite or Checkers to buy your bus ticket!
See you onboard soon!