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Public transportation is becoming more and more popular with today’s gas prices and the increasing number of people that live in America.
Commuters enjoy the ease and convenience of public transportation, but it can take a little getting used to.
Safety Tips for Using Public Transportation
- Review the bus or trolley schedule prior to taking the trip.
- Know the pick-up and drop-off times of whatever transportation you choose, so that you aren’t waiting for a long period of time.
- Try to travel with a friend if possible.
- Never wait at isolated or dark stops.
- Have the correct fare ready and in your pocket. Don’t display your wallet or any large sums of money.
- Wait on the sidewalk at the bus/trolley stop, not in or near the street. This way if you get jostled by passersby’s, there is less danger of you falling into the path of oncoming traffic.
- Once you enter the bus/trolley, sit close to the driver. The driver will be able to assist you if you need help.
- Do not sit near the rear doors to the bus/trolley. The rear door is an easy escape route for criminals.
Stay awake during the trip.
- Keep your belongings beside you, away from the aisle. Do not put your belongings on the floor or in overhead bins.