Safer Travel school support
In response to an increasing number of driver reports about anti-social behaviour in the Walsall area, members of our Safer Travel team visited a local school to speak to some of our younger bus travellers.
"We always take the reports, received from our driving teams, about anti-social behaviour extremely seriously," said Carl Gauntlett, Employee Assault Support Officer. "They really do help us to target the areas which require our immediate attention."
Working closely with our partners in the Education Department our Safer Travel Team attended the Aldridge High School to offer a Safer Travel presentation to all year groups including the 6th Form students. "The school were very supportive," added Carl, "and in total we met and talked to well over 1,500 students who all received our Safer Travel presentation."
As a direct result of this activity our Safer Travel team will also be working even closer with both the school and the Education Department to review our bus CCTV to help identify individuals who may be directly involved in anti-social behaviour on our vehicles.
Published 6th December 2011