Operation MOSCA

Today Emma from People First Merseyside was a part of a new campaign by the TravelSafe Partnership to educate motorists on the dangers of illegally parking in a bus stop.

Emma said, “When people block a bus stop it can be difficult for people such as the elderly, disabled people, blind people and children because it is dangerous. It makes me angry inside when I see someone parking in a bus stop because I find it hard to get to the bus. I’m looking forward to being involved in this project as it’s important to raise awareness”.

Emma joined Merseyside Travel Safe Police Community Support Officers, the Merseytravel/Arriva Bus team and the Mini Police (Year 5 pupils from Hatton Hill Primary School) on a travelling mock court (which was on a double decker bus!) which informed motorists parked in bus stops about the dangers of their crime.

Emma said, “Today will help because we explained to people what they had done which is better than giving them a fine. The first person we caught was polite and apologised. I think he meant it and he’d be wary of doing it again. It was a brilliant day. I enjoyed it and got a lot out of it”.

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