Updated: Jan 16, 2021
Driver Bubble is partnering with councils across the UK as delivery of partition screens to fleets and private hire drivers gather pace.
Several UK councils have been using the vehicle screens to implement new policies and strategies during the ongoing pandemic. Key approvals in licensing authorities, which includes London, has provided Driver Bubble a foothold to deliver its partition screen product to a number of fleets and drivers.
"DIY" protective screens in the early stages of the pandemic were deemed unsafe and against policies that councils had previously implemented.
According to the firm, the Driver Bubble team works closely with licensing departments of councils to clarify their specific needs and ensure that the product matches the policies they have in place. Furthermore, the Driver Bubble team along with the specific Council also determines the design and manufacturing of the product and decides on the best distribution of the product.
Will Cattrall, Business Development Manager at Driver Bubble, said: “This partnership is a result of the key challenges that many councils are facing in terms of long term safety issues around the drivers due to COVID-19. Depending on the councils implemented policies, we have and continue to work closely with each separate Council to ensure that we provide the correct product which may be modified depending on the requirements of the Council.
“An example of this is Transport for London (TfL), alongside our partner Fixico, we designed a new variant of our ‘Driver Bubble Shield’ which has since been rolled out for use by TfL across London. Based on our current clients, our most popular product for use in the UK is the polycarbonate Driver Bubble Shield.”