Partition screen supplier Driver Bubble is to fit new safety screens behind the front seats of Addison Lee’s executive fleet of Mercedes E-class vehicles, adding to the safety screens already fitted to its standard Ford Galaxy and VW Sharan MPV fleet.
This partnership with Driver Bubble is designed to give Addison Lee’s drivers and passengers the reassurance they need when travelling as the UK economy starts to open up again.
Addison Lee chief operations officer Patrick Gallagher said: “Throughout the past year, the health and safety of our passengers and drivers has been our number one priority. As part of our Safer Journey Initiative, we were the first Private Hire Vehicle company to install TfL-approved safety screens across our entire standard fleet. The addition of the Driver Bubble safety screens within our E-Class fleet keeps us ahead of the competition.”
Driver Bubble director Thomas Kruyne said: “Since the beginning of the pandemic, the team at Driver Bubble are consistently addressing critical challenges faced by the transportation, taxi, and private hire industries. This partnership with Addison Lee supports the continuous effort made by the industry to address challenges due to the Covid-19.”
The Driver Bubble Shield is approved by Transport for London and has been subjected to impact, light fire and chemical resistance tests, as well as airbag deployment tests, to meet the legislative and automotive standards. It fits Mercedes E-Class W213 (2017-2021) models, is easy to maintain, effortless to install, and economical. It has optical transparency, allowing the driver and passengers to communicate without feeling isolated.