Our safety or public relations exercise?
The NSW Government has announced another ‘blitz’ on our transport network – targeting ticket evasion, crime and graffiti. See the story here.
But these blitzes mostly just seem to be short lived public relations exercises. What the transport system really needs is a highly visible security presence throughout the network every day.
Physical and verbal abuse of drivers is all too frequent and many passengers feel threatened when drunk or unsavoury patrons behave badly on the bus. Drivers want to feel safe in their work environment and passengers want to get home in one piece.
Let’s stop the spin and start making the safety of drivers and passengers our number one priority.