How to be safe on public transport and when to make an injury claim after an accident
Public transport is often the easiest way for you to get to your destination for one-off journeys, or for your daily commute. If you don’t want to drive, find driving too stressful, or are worried about driving when you are too tired, or after you have had a drink, you should definitely think about taking public transport.
Most of the time, public transport is perfectly safe, as there will be lots of other people travelling with you, and the presence of drivers and conductors to make everyone feel safe. However, when travelling late at night, or any other time that may be riskier than others, you should have your wits about you.
- Travel during the day or early evening. You are much safer on public transport during busier times, as there are more people around you to keep you safe. If you feel that you are at risk travelling at night, then try to avoid this as much as possible, or take a taxi after dark.
- Travel with someone else. If you have to travel at odd times for work, ask around to see if any of your colleagues live nearby and can change their schedules to travel with you to work most of the time. This will give you both a travel companion and keep you both safer.
- Sit by the driver. Instead of going upstairs on the bus, for example, sit downstairs at the front where the driver can see if anything goes wrong. This will make it easier for you to call for help, as well, if someone approaches you.
- Be alert. Try not to travel listening to music or chatting on the phone, as this places you at risk of injury or attack because you are not paying attention.
You should be able to make an injury claim in Windsor and Maidenhead
If you are on public transport and are involved in an accident, this will usually be considered to be the fault of your driver or another driver, rather than any fault of your own. This means that you should be able to make an injury claim in Windsor and Maidenhead against your driver or the bus company, to help you to pay for medical bills and other expenses.
You should use an injury solicitor to help you to make an injury claim in Windsor and Maidenhead, to give your claim a better chance of being successful, and the best way to find one is to go through Accident Advice Helpline. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to get started on an injury claim in Windsor and Maidenhead.