During the annual National Road Safety Awards, DT Dobie received the award for “Best Bus build on Dedicated Chassis” for the locally built Mercedes Benz buses.
Hussein Dado the Interior Cabinet Administrative Secretary presented the trophy to Dale Slee
the DT Dobie Business Development Director and Mathew Mbuko the National Sales Manager Mercedes-Benz buses.
The was the 22 nd Road Safety Awards ceremony organized by Safety Plus Consulting Limited
with the aim of acknowledging inspirational and innovative initiatives in Kenya and the region
which contribute to saving lives and improving road safety.
The Mercedes Benz bus bodies follow Daimler bus body building directives and KEBS Standards. They are inspected by Kenya Association of Bus Manufacturers (KABM) and the Motor Vehicle Inspection Center before they are registered for public transport.
The Mercedes-Benz 917 has a 170 horse power engine and anti-lock braking system (ABS). It is ideal for schools, colleges and commuter services and can accommodate up to 37 passengers. The other model is the MB 1730 which is made for long distance travel and can carry up to 67 passengers.The buses have set new benchmarks and regional standards of comfort, safety and reliability. Active safety features include braking systems with ABS (Antilock Braking System), precision steering and good road handling resulting from chassis and suspension systems specifically
designed for buses.
“This award is a testimony of the efforts DT Dobie is making to guarantee safety and comfort for Mercedes Benz bus users in line with Daimler safety requirements. Their standards exceed the specifications laid down by local regulations,” said Dale Slee, the DT Dobie Business Development Director.