Respect Your Driver
Need the bus to get from A to B?
Next time you board a bus, say hello to your driver, and thank them when you arrive at your destination.
Northern Territory bus drivers take pride in their job and are committed to getting you where you need to go safely, but your driver also needs to be able to do their job safely, without being abused or harassed by passengers, and without having to put up with bad behaviour.
So if you do use buses to get around, behave appropriately and please respect your driver, because in the Territory a little bit of respect goes a long way.
For more information and to meet some of our bus drivers, visit the DIPL Facebook page.
Grabbing a taxi or minibus?
Taxi and minibus drivers, just like their passengers, deserve to be treated with respect and should feel safe at work.
If passengers behave inappropriately or abusively when using a taxi or minibus, they can be refused travel and may be subject to criminal charges.
It is also important to remember that evasion of a taxi fare is an offence in the Northern Territory.
Always respect your drivers by behaving politely when using taxis and minibuses.
Last updated: 28 January 2020