When using public transport
It is important to stay safe when you are travelling. If travelling on public transport, consider the following;
- You are safest where there are other people, and where it is well lit. If you are at a bus station or railway station, try to wait in a busy area.
- If you are on an empty train, sit near the conductor, or if you are on a bus sit close to the driver.
"Genuine taxis are licensed by the local authority and should have plate showing their license number."
- If someone makes you feel threatened or uncomfortable, move to another seat or carriage.
- Plan your route - know where you are going so you don't have to ask for directions and accidentally end up lost.
- If you are going out at night, plan in advance how you are going to get home - don't leave it to chance. Try to travel home with friends, arrange a lift with someone you know or book a taxi in advance.
- If you are going to use a taxi, book it in advance and check that the taxi that arrives is the one you ordered.
- Genuine taxis are licensed by the local authority and should have a plate showing their license number. Never get into a car unless you are sure that it is a real taxi.
- Always sit behind the taxi driver in the back seat. If you feel uneasy, ask to be let out in a well-lit area where there are plenty of people.