We can help you stay healthy!
As you sit back in your seat and relax on the bus home tonight, spare a thought for all the car drivers making the same journey. New research has shown that bus travel is 33% less stressful than driving - and that getting the bus instead of the car can have "significant long-term health benefits."
The research, by Dr David Lewis of the University of Sussex, says that drivers face three main causes of stress, all of which can have long-term physiological and emotional implications:
Driving in heavy traffic - this causes the brain to work very hard. You lucky bus passengers can let our experienced drivers do the work while you sit back and relax!
Congestion and delays - this can cause 'road rage' and lead drivers to take reckless and foolish decisions behind the wheel.
A sense of frustration at 'wasting one's life' behind the wheel. When you're driving a car you can't do anything except listen to the radio or have a casual conversation. Yet if you're on the bus you can read a book or newspaper, do some work, talk or text on the phone, strike up a friendship with the person next to you or even have a quick nap!
So as you travel home tonight on the bus take a look out the window at those poor car drivers and congratulate yourself on making a great decision by getting the bus!
You can read more on Dr Lewis's work here.
Or make bus travel even less stressful by saving money! Apply for one of our 10% Discount Cards now and save every time you buy a single or return ticket.
A lot of car drivers told us they got the bus in the recent bad weather - it's much less stressful sitting back on the bus and letting our well-trained drivers get you through the snow rather than trying to drive through it yourself!
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