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14.06.13

Go Steady advice to prevent public transport falls

A new campaign has been launched by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to protect vulnerable people using public transport.

The ‘Go Steady’ drive will launch during Falls Awareness Week, 17-21 June. Advice and information on how to avoid falls when boarding and disembarking public transport is available on TfGM’s website, and posters and leaflets aim to raise awareness of the scheme.

Cllr Andrew Fender, chair of the TfGM Committee, said: “We take our corporate responsibilities seriously as a transport authority and this is why we run initiatives like the ‘Go Steady’ campaign.

“The campaign will offer vulnerable and elderly people a whole host of information on staying safe whilst making journeys on public transport. The timing of ‘Go Steady’ is also important as Age UK’s National Falls Awareness Week takes place during the launch of our campaign. 

“The week aims to help older people stay safe whilst going about their everyday lives, and travel plays a big part in how we go about our daily business.” 

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