Police Results From Public Transport Days Of Action

South Australia Police and other public transport stakeholders focused on commuter and employee safety in and around the public transport network last week in a series of activities across the greater metropolitan area.

Between 13 and 19 May, highly-visible police patrolled trains, trams, buses, stations and interchanges to detect, deter and educate people to prevent and deter people from engaging in antisocial or disruptive behaviour.

These actions were designed to enhance the well-being and safety of the travelling public.

Police worked closely with transport providers to ensure the safety of the public and staff on and around public transport.

Officers positively engaged with the public to highlight and encourage respectful and appropriate behaviours towards staff, drivers, and other passengers while on public transport.

Police employed a variety of tactics including off-road motorbikes, police bicycles, police dogs, uniform and plain-clothes officers to monitor behaviour along public transport routes.

Eight people were arrested, five people were reported and 37 people were fined for various offences.

Police were happy to find that the vast majority of commuters were well-behaved and respectful towards staff and each other.

Police and transport providers will continue to patrol the public transport network and remind people that anyone who experiences antisocial or violent behaviour on the public transport network is encouraged to report it immediately on the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or 000 in an emergency.

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