Anti social costs

Vandalism and glass-damage are problems for UK bus operators. Reading Buses report all incidences of stoning to the police. Internal cameras have proved effective in deterring or identifying glass etchers and passengers who break windows from the inside. Sacrificial coatings are used on upper deck windows. Halton Borough Transport suffers from smashed windows, particularly in Runcorn where hedges and bushes provide cover for stone throwers to attack buses on the Runcorn Busway. Again, internal cameras have been successful in reducing vandalism. New buses have bullet-proof glass in the driver's offside window. Most of Halton's buses are gasket-glazed so that windows can be rapidly replaced. Superscreens offers a 24-hour service repairing and replacing bus windows. Esprit Windscreen Systems supplies repair kits that operators can use themselves. The challenges involved in replacing windscreens on modern coaches are discussed. Bonded glass usually has to be installed under cover and takes time to cure.

  • Authors:
    • BANNER, S
  • Publication Date: 2006-11-10


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01050793
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2007 12:13AM