October 30, 2014

Assaults on Bus Drivers on the Rise

Bus drivers in the London Borough of Redbridge are being exposed to increasing numbers of incidents of physical attack and verbal abuse, according to the Ilford Recorder.

A Freedom of Information request to Transport for London (TfL) revealed that physical attacks had increased by 25 per cent, from 15 in 2010/11 to 20 in 2013/14.

Over the past five years bus drivers in the borough have suffered 77 physical assaults and 104 cases of verbal abuse.

Maybo training for transport staff