Saturday, 01. November 2014
11. 02. 13. - 14:00
The Viennese transportation company Wiener Linien announced yesterday (Sun), that vandalism in their vehicles has decreased by 37 percent in comparison to 2011. This is largely thanks to regular presentations in Viennese schools.
"It is very important for us to conduct educational campaigns in connection with students’ safety. It is even more rewarding if we achieve that parents and children change their views", said Günter Steinbauer, managing director of Wiener Linien.
Around 2,425 students visited presentation conducted by Wiener Linien and the police of Vienna last year. These presentations were aimed at making children’s way to school safer and supporting right behaviour in public transport.
This involved discussing various safety issues such as the misuse of the emergency break and the contamination of vehicles.
Through these presentations students and their parents learned that a misuse of the emergency break would not only cause people to fall over but also steal their precious time. The unjustified usage of the emergency break costs 93 Euros.
The presentations had the biggest impact when it comes to vandalism in the vehicles. In comparison to 2011, the number of registered vandalism has decreased by 37 percent. Wiener Linien saved around 60,000 Euros for not having to remove graffiti.
The successful initiative will be continued this year. Wiener Linien is also planning to get other institutions involved.
Halloween At The Zoo
Pumpkin pie might be the order of the day for people this Halloween but now zoo animals are also getting in on the act.
Baby Naked Mole Rats Born In Vienna
With their pink hairless bodies and fangs for front teeth, these baby naked mole rats were never going to win any cuteness contests at Schonbrunn Zoo in the Austrian capital Vienna.
Jihad Girls Gunpoint Retraction Of Desire To Go Home
Austrian anti-terrorism police believe that an interview given to a French magazine allegedly with one of the two teenage girls who fled to Syria to join in the jihad was probably carried out at gunpoint.
Get Shorty As Confused Bald Ibis Gets Lost Again
A rare bald Ibis that seems to have a different sense of direction to her fellow birds has once again had to be rescued after getting stuck trying to find a different route to the southern Italian feeding ground.
Alpine Trains Venture Into Space As The Final Frontier
Austria’s national railway line the OeBB has raised eyebrows after offering themed toilets including one that is supposed to "look and smell like outer space".
MEP caught In Brit papers Fraud Probe Jailed
A corrupt MEP caught by a British newspaper offering to propose amendments to EU laws in exchange for 100,000 euros a year has been given a three-year-jail term.
Vienna Jihad Girls Want To Come Home
The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for the jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles.
There was a festival atmosphere as Bundespresident Heinz Fischer opened Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof Friday morning.
Apple Truck Causes Traffic Jam
When 24 tonnes of apples are catapulted across a road it can only mean a jam.
Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting
Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Jihad Girls Gunpoint Retraction Of Desire To Go Home|
|Baby Naked Mole Rats Born In Vienna|
|Dim Romeo Burns Down College During Failed Proposal|
|Halloween At The Zoo|
|Brit That Saved Kids From Nazis Gets Top Honour|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.