10 Oct CITYBUG NOW OFFERS LEGALLY COMPLIANT INFANT CAR SEATS FOR TRAVELLING PARENTS
Citybug Shuttle Service now offers complimentary infant car seats for travelling parents. To ensure the safety of our younger passengers, a 3 – 35kg car seat can now be provided for accompanied minors with prior arrangement. Bookings are essential to ensure that the seat is clean, available and correctly installed at the time of departure, so please make a point of mentioning it to your Citybug booking agent when you purchase your tickets.
The South African National Road Traffic Act legally requires that infants and toddlers are safely restrained in an SABS-approved car seat up to the age of 3 years old. However, despite this law having been in place since 2015, there are still far too many instances where this law is flouted with no regard for the safety of travelling minors.
According to recent statistics, up to 93% of South African children being driven in cars at any given time are not restrained properly in an age-appropriate child car seat. A report released by the AA indicated that children were either sitting in the front passenger seat without seat belts or, even worse, standing in the car while it was moving.
The same report also stated that less than 60 percent of adults and children over the age of three wear seatbelts on a regular basis. At Citybug Shuttle Service, we make a point of instructing all our travellers to wear a seatbelt for their own safety throughout the course of any trip they take with us. This is a mandatory safety requirement that ensures the safety of our entire group – in the event of an accident, an unrestrained passenger can cause severe injury to fellow travellers if they are thrown through the cabin of a shared vehicle.
DID YOU KNOW? Citybug now offers night bus services for busy commuters. Travellers who make use of our night buses will also be able to request the use of a car seat for minors travelling with them.
This is just one of the ways in which Citybug Shuttle Service ensures the safety of our valued passengers on the road. For more information on our value-added services, such as our pensioner’s discount and frequent traveller rewards, get in touch with our knowledgeable reservations team. We’re here to assist you in any way you can, and look forward to becoming your trusted transport provider.