The hot spell carries a serious test towards the bus safe operation. Thus, Qingpu Bus Public Traffic Co., Ltd. takes an array of measures for the sound operation of buses in torrid days.
The company implements a safety inspection as soon as heading into this summer. They maintain air conditioners upon starting up for all used vehicles and ensure the cooling effect. Especially, they focus on safety inspection on machines, like water boxes, electric circuits, lights, brakes, tires and hubs and carriage safety equipments. If the machines are not safe, like bad braking performance or vehicle breakdown due to the scorching weather, those buses will not be used for preventing personnel injuries and fire accidents.
Besides, the company enhances GPS real time monitoring and pre-warning work to make sure that they can properly deal with traffic accidents immediately. They strengthen the transportation capabilities of bus lines with high passenger influxes around Xujing metro station. They add bus shifts and equip spare buses in response to sudden increase of passenger influxes in morning and evening rush hours.
In addition, on some bus lines, medicine cabinets are on trial for passengers. When it gets 35 degrees centigrade or above, a driver, or a conductor, further provides a cozy environment for passengers by turning on the air conditioner 8 minutes before departure time, higher than the “Shanghai Service Standard” which stipulates that the air conditioner should be turned on 5 minutes before departure time.
As the high temperature season saps bus drivers and make them weary, the company strengthens the logistic guarantee for them.