When travelling alone:
If you are travelling late at night:
There are simple precautions you can take to help prevent you from becoming a victim, and methods of making your phone difficult to use if stolen:
Bus crime can range from assaults and anti-social behaviour to vandalism and other problems such as the behaviour of school children on school buses.
The bus industry, along with the Department for Transport, is helping to tackle such crime, not only by fitting alarms and protective screens around drivers and CCTV in buses but also by training staff to deal effectively with any incidents.
Although crime against passengers is rare on buses, if you do experience or witness such a crime you should call the police.
The police are responsible for investigating all road traffic accidents.
If it is reported by the police that a collision may have been caused by a defect that was as a result of lack of maintenance, then the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency's (VOSA) Vehicle Safety Branch can investigate the incident.
If the collision is discovered to have been caused by a design or construction fault then VOSA will require the manufacturer to carry out a Safety Recall.