Remind commuters not to eat or drink

I HAVE noticed more people eating and drinking on buses and trains. Most of them are young teens and working adults, and they do so blatantly, even when the buses or trains are crowded. So far, no one stops them and tells them it is not allowed.

Is this due to a lack of public education or public awareness? One bus I took did not have signs prohibiting eating and drinking. It did have prominent signs about paying the correct fare and not abusing the driver. Do newer buses lack signs about not eating and drinking?

Perhaps it is time public transport operators did something more to improve public awareness on these matters. After all, it would be in their interests as well as the passengers' if buses are clean and odour free.

Thio Sin Loo