LDV School Minibus Wins Award

A new School Minibus manufactured by LDV, on which the majority of the braking system, as well as the clutch hydraulics, was supplied by AP Hydraulics, has won a major safety award.

An article in the 'LDV Magazine' reports :

Putting safety first in the design of its innovative School Minibus has won LDV the coveted Prince Michael Road Safety Bus and Truck Award.

The accolade, which recognises advances in road safety, was presented to the company by Steven Norris, Chairman of the Prince Michael Road Safety Award charity.

Already endorsed by BUSK (Belt Up School Kids), LDV's School Minibus is the first factory finished minibus aimed specifically at improving school transport safety and passenger comfort.

The vivid lemon chrome vehicle is fitted with advanced internal and external safety features, including front and rear high-level warning lights, all forward-facing seats with M2-tested three-point 'Generation' height-adjustable seat belts, and a new positive air extraction system.

Other safety features are a four-wheel ABS system with ventilated disc brakes to the front and rear drums, uprated front axle and enhanced payload capability to enable passengers of all sizes to sit anywhere inside the vehicle and a secure overhead stowage system.

Steven Norris said : 'Road safety is of vital importance to all of us, but especially to younger children. The manufacturers of school minibuses play a vital part in producing the safest possible vehicles and this revolutionary design thoroughly deserves recognition. It is way ahead of anything else in its field.'

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