Millions of people ride public transportation every day, and it’s the number one source of transportation for many people in cities and large towns. Here are some general safety tips to know the next time you’re a public transportation passenger.
If You’re Riding on a Bus:
Be mindful when you’re waiting at a bus stop: Don’t wait for your bus stop late at night, especially if you know you’ll be waiting for a while. Try to wait at bus stops with a lot of people that are also waiting.
Ensure school bus safety for your child: Since many school buses don’t have seatbelts, let your child know what they should or shouldn’t do every morning, so they can stay safe. Tell your child to stay seated at all times, keep all their belongings close to them or on them, and make sure they practice good pedestrian behavior when getting on and off the bus.
Look for emergency exits: Every public transportation vehicle has a specified emergency exit door or window; acknowledge if you are sitting near one of these exits and accept your responsibility.
If You’re Riding on a Train:
Be aware of your surroundings: Busy trains, especially during peak rush hour times, can be packed with people. Keep your belongings close to you and be cognizant of any suspicious behavior close to you.
Get off at the next stop: If you feel that someone is following you or harassing you, don’t hesitate to get off the next train stop. Don’t feel that you’re stuck until your scheduled exit; get out of a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable and makes you fear for your safety.
If you have been injured by another person while riding public transportation, you should seek compensation for your injuries. Contact the lawyers at our Bay Area injury law firm to get the settlement you deserve.