In the Pretoria black commuting study 1045 commuters were questioned about safety from crime and seven other important transport attributes. A relatively high 43% of the commuters were dissatisfied with their safety on the work trip. They feared being assaulted, robbed or pickpocketed, particularly on pay days or on Saturday shopping trips. Train travellers were especially at risk, though long walks home from the bus stop, and the walk from work to the transport also held considerable danger. Commuters who had to wait for more than 30 minutes at the start of their journey to work, those who had to transfer and wait longer than 45 minutes at transfer points, and those who had journeys of longer than three hours to make, were particularly anxious about their safety. Certain routes in the Pretoria area were associated with unusually high levels of crime. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Transport & Rd Res S Af

    P.O. Box 395
    Pretoria 0001, Transvaal,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Reis, AP van der
  • Publication Date: 1982-11

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NITRR BCP 10 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM