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Safer Travel Partnership step in to keep students safe this September

Aisling Kiely 10th Sep, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

HUNDREDS of students heading back to school this September will be learning how to use public transport safely with help from Safer Travel Partnership.

As part of the campaign, Operation Bale, officers will be travelling to bus stations and interchanges across the West Midlands between September 5 and 16.

The purpose of the campaign is to educate students on the impact of anti-social behaviour on other passengers and ways to deal with difficult situations.

Students will also be given the opportunity to register electronic items such as mobile phones and iPads and use the See Something Say Something service to report anti-social behaviour.

Passengers can text ‘bus’, ‘metro’ or ‘rail’ followed by a space and then details of the incident including time, date, location and route number to 83010.

Transport for West Midlands, Coun Kath Hartley said: “It is important children learn how they can play their part in keeping public transport safe and pleasant for all, simply be being aware of the effect their behaviour can have on others, but also, more importantly, keeping themselves safe.”

For more information about the Safer Travel Partnership go to www.safertravel.info<http://www.safertravel.info>

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