Perth: Transperth buses get makeover to remind road users to give way

Perth: Transperth buses get makeover to remind road users to give way

THE RULES about giving way to buses are not different but the way Transperth is educating motorists about it is.

Transperth have launched a new campaign called ‘How can we put this differently?’ to remind road users that it’s law to give way to buses leaving marked stops.

Part of the campaign involved children’s drawings of bus drivers reproduced in posters on the back of buses.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said Transperth had got feedback from bus drivers that a significant number of motorists, and other road users, didn’t seem to understand this law.

“The average bus can carry 50 to 100 passengers depending on its size, and it’s important we move those people through traffic as safely and efficiently as possible,” he said.

“That means buses get priority when it comes to moving back into traffic.

“Also, remember that this time of year can be very wet and windy, so it’s important to allow more space than usual between your car and the bus.”