Below are some examples of how to keep safe on Public Transport: 

How to keep safe on buses:

  • If you can, sit near the driver.
  • Tell the driver if someone bothers you.
  • Find out the times of the bus you want so you do not have to wait too long.
  • When you travel at night, try to wait for your bus at a brightly lit bus stop.
  • If you can, travel with friends or someone you know.
  • Get off the bus at the stop nearest to your home.

How to keep safe on trains:

  • Find out the times of the train you want so you do not have to wait too long.
  • Make sure you know the time of the last train.
  • If you are alone on a platform waiting for the train, stay in a brightly lit area.
  • If you can, find a busy carriage. It is safer to sit in a carriage where there are many people.
  • If someone bothers or frightens you, get up and move away.

How to keep safe in taxis:

  • Ask someone you trust to tell you the name and number of a good taxi company.
  • Do not get into a taxi that just stops for you in the street.
  • Book a taxi by phone or by going to the taxi office.
  • Tell the taxi office what time you want the taxi to pick you up
  • Ask for the driver’s name and the make and colour of car that will come
  • When the taxi arrives, ask for the driver’s name and the name of the taxi company
  • If you can, it is better to sit in the back behind the driver.
  • Ask the taxi driver to wait outside until you get into your house.
  • Book a taxi to pick you up from the train station if you travel late at night.
  • Have your door key ready so you can get into your house quickly.