• Tips for a Safe Ride

    • Getting on the Bus:

      • When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic and avoid roughhousing or other behavior that can lead to carelessness
      • Do not stray onto the street, alleys or private property
      • Line up away from the street or road as the bus approaches
      • Wait until the bus has stopped and the door opens before approaching the bus
      • Use the handrail when boarding

      Behavior on the Bus:

      • If seat belts are available on the bus, buckle up
      • Don't speak loudly or make loud noises that could distract the driver
      • Stay in your seat
      • Don't put your head, arms or hands out the window
      • Keep aisles clear of books and bags
      • Get your belongings together before reaching your stop
      • Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting up from your seat

      Getting Off the Bus:

      • Use the handrail when exiting
      • If you have to cross in front of the bus, first walk at least 10 feet ahead until you can see the driver
      • Make sure the driver can see you
      • Wait for a signal from the driver before crossing
      • When the driver signals, look left, right, then left again. Walk across the road and keep an eye out for sudden traffic changes
      • If your vision is blocked, move to an area where you can see other drivers and they can see you
      • Do not cross the center line of the road until the driver signals it is safe
      • Stay away from the rear wheels of the bus at all times