From 29 June 2017, a prototype stroller restraint system will be tested on SBS Transit Service 69, to secure open strollers on the bus. In addition to holding on to their strollers throughout the journey, parents and caregivers are encouraged to use the restraint system on the bus.
As there is currently no standard restraint system for open strollers in the market, LTA worked with several Institutes of Higher Learning in the study. The prototype was developed by the School of Design in the Temasek Polytechnic, and subsequently customised and fabricated by ST Kinetics for implementation.
Service 69 has been chosen for the trial because it plies along housing estates and schools in the Bedok and Tampines areas, serving mainly families and residents going towards Tampines Bus Interchange and MRT station.
As parents and caregivers are responsible for their children’s safety throughout the journey, they are reminded to also abide by LTA’s guidelines when travelling with open strollers on buses.
LTA will consult the relevant stakeholders, including parents and caregivers with open strollers and bus captains, for their feedback on the system. Commuters are also welcome to provide their feedback at https://www.lta.gov.sg/feedback/. Feedback from users will allow LTA to further refine the system.
How to use the stroller restraint system
The system consists of two slots for insertion of the side handle of stroller, as well as a
retractable seatbelt, to secure the stroller. The child should be seated with the stroller’s
seatbelts fastened. A forward facing stroller should use the slot closer to the front of the bus,
while a backward facing stroller should use the slot closer to the rear of the bus.
Steps to put on stroller restraint
Step 1: Identify which slot to use;
Step 2: Insert the side handle of stroller into the handle slot;
Step 3: Apply brakes of the stroller; and
Step 4: Use the retractable seatbelt to secure the stroller to the system.
Steps to release stroller restraint
Step 1: Detach the retractable seatbelt from the stroller;
Step 2: Release brakes of the stroller; and
Step 3: Move the side handle of stroller out of the handle slot