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Panic Buttons to be rolled out on buses
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Panic Buttons to be rolled out on buses

04.07.2014 From our online archive
Buses in Luxembourg are to be equipped with a panic button within the month, in response to a spate of attacks on drivers.
11.3. Service autobus Ville de Luxembourg / Pres neues Leitsystem/ Display Busse Foto. Guy Jallay

Buses in Luxembourg are to be equipped with a panic button within the month, in response to a spate of attacks on drivers.

According to union the LCGB, the panic button could be put into service in the coming weeks. They form part of a raft of changes for safety and the sale of tickets, with the remaining changes to come in force by the end of 2014.

Infrastructure Minister François Bausch supported steps for improving safety and backed an awareness campaign around the panic button.

Negotiations have also begun to reduce the number of hours worked by drivers in a typical shift.

Including breaks, driving times and waiting times, bus drivers in Luxembourg can work anything up to 12 hours a day.

Minister Bausch said that talks are ongoing with all parties concerned. The LCGB, however, is calling for shorter shifts of maximum eight hours per day.

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