Zero tolerance from First
First has launched a new advertising campaign to deter antisocial behaviour and vandalism. New adverts are being fitted to the interior of its buses in Greater Glasgow to deter vandals. It has been designed to assure passengers that the company adopts a zero tolerance approach to any form of antisocial behaviour. The initiative follows a court order in the bus company’s favour, banning a teen vandal from travelling on its buses throughout Scotland for life after he caused damage to 26 windows. Nathan Chlosta (17 years old) was given a 200 hour community payback order and the company was awarded £10,000 damages. The operator has invested £25m in new vehicles since November 2012.
Security Manager at First Glasgow, Alan Pert, said, ‘We take pride in our fleet and in delivering excellent customer service. The safety and security of our customers is our number one priority and we have a zero tolerance approach to any kind of antisocial behaviour affecting our customers and staff. We have a close working relationship with Police Scotland and we will prosecute anyone found damaging our vehicles. Given the scope of First Glasgow’s bus operations (a fleet of 950 buses, 114m passenger journeys each year and 41m miles covered annually), crime on First buses is extremely low.’
Pic: Alan Pert.