15 Nov Translink’s new Safety Bus visits Ulidia Integrated College
25,000 students receive bus safety advice each year
Translink has unveiled a new Safety Bus to continue the important safety education programme which has been running in schools in Northern Ireland, for over 15 years.
On Tuesday 14th November, it visited Year 9 pupils from Ulidia Integrated College, to educate them on bus safety. The Safety Bus can visit approximately 350 schools, or up to 25 thousand students, each academic year and demand is high.
Translink Community Safety Officer Susan O’Neill said, “We educate students on safety features on buses, including the importance of wearing seatbelts and the reason for on board CCTV. We use a range of videos and education packs to raise awareness of anti-social behaviour and vandalism and how it affects others. We also address general bus etiquette including, signalling for the driver to stop, letting people get off the bus first, respecting other passengers, putting tickets in the bin, not putting bags on seats, moving up the bus to create space at the front and where to stand in preparation for disembarking”.
The Safety Bus team works closely with schools and other agencies, including the PSNI, to provide safety education to school children across Northern Ireland. Further information about bus safety can be found on the Translink website: http://www.translink.co.uk/corporatesite/about-us/our-corporate-responsibility/go-safe/bus-safety/