Vehicle manufacturer Toyota has designed a safety screen to help protect UK taxi drivers and their passengers from coronavirus transmission while travelling.

The screen, made from clear polycarbonate material, has received official approval from Transport for London (TfL), the licensing authority for the capital’s taxis. Toyota liaised with TfL during the design process and the initial medium-size version is now TfL-approved as part of the requirements for its PCO licence holders.

“Transportation services everywhere are having to be adapted to take the risk of coronavirus transmission into account,” said Stuart Ferma, Toyota and Lexus Fleet General Manager. “We recognise the particular vulnerability of cab drivers and have come up with a solution we believe is effective and reasonably priced. We hope that the many drivers who loyally use our vehicles across the UK will be able to make good use of the new screens.”

The screen is clear and has a central opening flap for card or cash payments to be made.

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