Loud Music Using Mobile Phones on Buses

MQT on 2006-01-25
Session date: 
January 25, 2006
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Are there any measures in place to limit the use of people playing loud music using mobile phones on buses? London Buses have issued a standard reply stating that they do not prohibit people from using mobile phones on buses. However this is a growing antisocial behaviour problem which some of my constituents find extremely unpleasant when using public transport.


Answer for Loud Music Using Mobile Phones on Buses

Answer for Loud Music Using Mobile Phones on Buses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has run marketing campaigns in the past to encourage passengers to consider the wishes of others when travelling. If a member of the public is unresponsive and continues to disturb others it is difficult for TfL to do more.It is hard to see how TfL could introduce and effectively enforce a ban on people using mobile phones on buses given current social trends. That said, TfL has just launched a radio and poster campaign aimed at under-16s anti-social behaviour. The campaign will remind children of the need to behave responsibly whilst using the bus network, respecting other passengers; otherwise their concession will be removed.