Travel safety this festive season- 6 ways Greyhound keeps you safe
The feeling of stepping onto a Greyhound bus is exciting. Perhaps there’s a holiday in the making, a trip home to see the family or maybe you’re starting a new chapter in your life. Whatever the case, we’re honoured to take you there and to get you there safely. Yes, safety is vital on any Greyhound trip!
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 especially during Covid-19.
So, here are some safety facts if you’re boarding soon.
Greyhound is working tirelessly during this festive season to ensure that our coaches are in tip-top shape for your festive travel! When the bus gets back to the depot it gets a deep cleaning and sanitisation, then it makes its way to our workshop whereby faults and defects reported by the driver and our passengers from 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.
Helivac Emergency Assistance
As a Greyhound passenger, you get the value-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 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.
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.
Meet our closest and most trusted cousin, Mega Coach, that is also part of the Unitrans family, and is always kind enough to help out when we’re in a pickle. It helps that their buses are safe just like ours and that they too offer unmatched quality and unrivalled service.
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 on the road, and to keep us informed and alert.
Safety at the wheel allows peace of mind when travelling onboard Greyhound. All our drivers are trained PDP professionals and they regularly go for training to remain alert and ready for anything they face on the road. Our drivers also get tested for Covid-19 to ensure that they’re fit and as prepared as they can be for any long journey ahead.
So, there you have it – everything you need to know about how we keep our Greyhound family safe! Book online now at www.greyhound.co.za or alternatively call our 24hrs Customer Care/Reservations on 011 611 8000. You can also book at any of our trusted partner’s Checkers, Shoprite, Pick n Pay, Makro, Game, Builders or Computicket!