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  Durham Transit Installs Safety Feature

Jun 22, 2009 13:13 ET

Durham Region Transit (DRT) has an additional safety resource in place should an emergency occur on board one of its buses.

DRT has announced the installation of a passenger and DRT operator safety switch that changes the exterior destination sign to read “EMERGENCY CALL 911 CALL POLICE.” The sign will notify the public to any emergency taking place on DRT’s fleet of buses.

The change in destination sign is another way to keep the communities across Durham Region safe. DRT buses are also equipped with two-way radios that give operators the ability to call for an emergency response when necessary.

DRP Deputy Chief Sherry Whiteway was on hand for the announcement and applauds DRT for taking this important proactive step toward community safety. “Anyone noticing the emergency sign on a bus should call 9-1-1 immediately and tell us the location and direction of travel,” she says. “In the event of a real emergency, seconds count.”

All DRT buses are now equipped with the new destination sign switch.

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DRT thumb (JPG file, 38.7K bytes)
DRT Announcement Group Photo (JPG file, 96.5K bytes)