The capital’s transport regulators Transport for London (TfL) has approved a new partition screen to be installed in Private Hire Vehicles (PHV) operating within the area of London.
The first confirmed approvals for the new FixiCover Driver Shield are for a variety of Toyota and Lexus models. Approvals for other makes and models are expected to follow soon.
FixiCover received TfL’s approval after passing a number of tests focussing on a variety of criteria such as flexibility, impact, light, fire and chemical resistance.
Mark van Laar, Founder of FixiCover, said: “We are thrilled to have received the approval of Transport for London, and are proud to be able to help create safer environments in Private Hire Vehicles across London.”
According to the manufacturers of the partition, the FixiCover Driver Shield separates drivers from their passengers and serves as a sneeze guard by limiting airborne transmission of respiratory droplets.
The screen can be installed and removed without causing any damage to the interior, and the material is said to be 250 times stronger than glass and fire retardant.
FixiCover also say that the transparent screen does not hinder driver-passenger communication and nor does it close off AC-airstream flows completely.