INSIDE the new bright red No 3 buses a written instruction tells passengers, not to rise from their seats when wishing to alight from the bus until the bus has come to a standstill.

A very sensible and advisable way of avoiding possible injury.

However, when you get on the bus, and having paid your fare, the bus can, and often does, immediately pull away. Thus leaving you to make your way to your seat while the bus is moving.

Perhaps First Bus can explain why it is safe to walk along a moving bus when going to your seat, but not safe to rise from one’s seat and move along the moving bus when leaving the bus.

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A CAWS, Aldermoor, Southampton.