Again and again there are threats, fights and violent crimes on buses and trains in the country - especially in the late hours, especially in the big cities. A new survey shows that many people board with a queasy feeling.
Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - Almost half of the citizens in large cities in the south-west do not feel safe on buses and trains in the evening and at night. This was the result of a survey by the opinion research institute Insa on behalf of the Baden-Württemberg AfD parliamentary group, which is available to the German Press Agency in Stuttgart. According to this, 47 percent of those surveyed generally feel rather unsafe when using local public transport in cities in the evenings and at night. On the other hand, 35 percent felt more secure. 15 percent said they didn't know. 4 percent did not provide any information.
According to the information, Insa interviewed 1,000 adults from Baden-Württemberg for the representative survey. According to the survey, women in particular feel uncomfortable on the bus and train in the evening and at night: 54 percent stated that they felt rather unsafe. Among the men surveyed, it was 39 percent.
"Public transport not only has a problem with a lack of reliability and cleanliness, but also with security," said the transport policy spokesman for the AfD parliamentary group, Miguel Klauß. If you want more people to use local transport, you have to ensure safety. "The enormous sums raised by Minister Hermann for advertising campaigns are of no use if fear always travels on the train with a season ticket," said Klauss, referring to Transport Minister Winfried Hermann (Greens).