Bus drivers banned from taking cash
AFP · 27 Oct 2006, 15:39
Published: 27 Oct 2006 15:39 GMT+02:00
"From January 1, 2007 the Swedish Work Environment Authority (AV) prohibits bus operators Connex, Swebus and Busslink from allowing drivers ... regardless of the time of day, from handling cash in all buses on public transport services in the Stockholm region," the authority said in a statement.
Any infringement would be punished with a fine of one million Swedish kronor, it added.
The decision to implement the ban was taken due to the rising number of assaults on bus drivers in the Stockholm region over the past two years.
Cashless buses would significantly reduce the risk of drivers being attacked, AV said.