There are many professions where interacting with people goes beyond just providing a service.
At Young’s Bus Service we transport special cargo. Children as young as 5, teenagers, young adults, adults and our elderly across different parts of Central Queensland. Often the same passengers are catching the same buses with the same drivers. Sometimes our drivers develop a connection with passengers and this can often lead to developing a sense that something is wrong.
At the official naming ceremony, Young’s Bus Service Operations Manager Phil Young said “Our buses are prominent in the community. This is why earlier this year we started naming our bus fleet. We reached out to the community for suggestions and we were inundated with replies. Our first bus was named ‘Project Booyah’ and not long after that we named our second bus ‘Jason Rich‘. We believe our buses can do more than just transport people. They can also transport a message. They’re a bit like a billboard on wheels.”
Domestic and Family Violence at its heart, is about broken hearts and broken families. Naming the 3rd bus ‘KNOW IT, NAME IT, STOP IT’ is our way of giving the domestic violence message greater reach. The name also hints at the steps we all have to take to stop domestic and family violence in our community.
Other bus providers in Australia have done similar campaigns to ours. In the Northern Territory, they’ve named one of their buses ‘NO MORE‘. In May 2016, Livingstone Shire Council launched the ‘Not in Our Shire‘ domestic and family violence campaign.
Inspector Adam Muir from the Queensland Police Service said “The QPS are very happy to have Young’s Bus Service continue to work with us in relation to resolving community related issues. Domestic Violence in our community harms more than the people directly involved and impacts the whole community when vulnerable people are harmed. ‘Know it, Name it, STOP IT’, is specific for the Capricornia District and ensures all people who are using Young Bus service can obtain vital information if they are in any relationship. Everyone needs help from time to time and having the DV connect number for men and women will assist in breaking down the cycle of Domestic Violence and promote healthy relationships.”
For more information visit www.stopwhat.com.au