Be safe and be seen this winter

7 months ago Fri 27th Oct 2023

be safe be seen person in the dark with a torch at the bus stop

We are urging bus passengers in more rural parts of the region to ensure drivers can see them when they are waiting at unlit stops.

As winter approaches, and with the clocks going back this weekend, more journeys will be made in the dark - and we are keen to ensure drivers can see those wishing to board.

Not all bus stops in this region are lit - especially those in more rural areas. Anyone wearing dark clothes and standing still whilst waiting for their bus may not be seen. We are asking people to help our drivers at these unlit stops to see them, by shining a light onto the road, and gradually rotating it as the bus approaches - being careful not to shine it into our driver’s eyes.

Many people have a torch on their phones, but we understand if not everybody is able to make themselves seen. Our drivers will still pay extra attention to help ensure customers are able to board during the darker mornings and evenings.

Don't forget that the clocks are going back this Sunday 29 October!