Enhanced Ticket Inspections on Brno’s Public Transport Today and Tomorrow
Thirty-two ticket inspectors and eight so called “preventisté” [note: “preventisté” are helpers of ticket inspectors – they only give warnings ] increase their presence on Brno public transport these two days. The ticket inspectors oversee the compliance with contractual traffic conditions – valid tickets or eating and drinking ban on public transport – today and tomorrow.
Due to the complaints of passengers and drivers, controls will tackle also various sources of smell, such as food leftovers or passengers not maintaining the basic hygienic standards such as homeless people, ČT24 [Czech TV] reports today.
People pay for transportation and deserve certain comfort. “They shouldn’t be bothered by those who use the transport illegally or otherwise violate the traffic conditions,” said the director of Brno‘s transport company (DPMB) Miloš Havránek to ČT24.
Using public transport without a valid ticket remains the most common offense. This morning, “preventisté” caught thirty-five people without tickets during a 30-minute check near Central Station [Hlavní Nádraží]. Those passengers were left without a fee this time – they only had to leave the vehicle.
The increased number of inspections takes place during the first days of extensive works at Brno Hlavní Nádraží.