But safety is not something that can be bolted on as an afterthought. Safety is a process, a state of mind, and it is completely integrated into every aspect of our operations.
All our drivers are true professionals, safety conscious, highly trained and proud of the job they do.
Journeys are planned to ensure that drivers can stay safely within the speed limits. Top speeds are governed to sensible limits and all tachograph and driver's hours regulations are carefully observed.
All our coaches are equipped with satellite navigation so the driver can function more efficiently in unfamiliar territory. In addition, we can pinpoint the exact location of every coach thanks to satellite tracking systems fitted to each coach.
All coaches are fitted with a hands-free mobile phone for the driver's use.
We use only the latest, most technologically advanced touring coaches, purchased brand new and equipped to our own specifications. The coaches have rigid safety bodies built to exceed current safety legislation, and all are equipped with ABS braking systems, which offer the security of safe and effective braking under the most adverse weather and traffic conditions.
We were the first large coach operator in London (and possibly the country) to insist on lap strap safety belts for all our passengers, several years before the law demanded it. Today, all our coaches have safety belts, and fifty percent of the fleet is fitted with three-point inertia reel safety belts, similar to the ones in your car.
We maintain our own vehicles in our state-of-the-art maintenance facility, which is certified as a Ministry-approved testing station. Repairs and maintenance are carried out regardless of cost, so our coaches are always in peak condition.