Riding Public Transit
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Riding Public Transit

Transit is one of the safest forms of transportation, but it is not without risks, especially for school-age children.

Students need to learn to recognize and avoid these risks so they can get to and from school safely. Unlike a school bus, motorists travelling on a street with city buses do not have to stop when the bus stops to pick up or drop off. Transit buses move away from the bus stop as soon as passengers have gotten on or off and do not supervise children crossing the street. Most bus stops are not at intersections and will not have traffic lights or crossing signal.

For these reasons, students who travel to school on a public bus need to observe the following precautions:

  • Stay seated until the bus comes to a complete stop.
  • Be alert as you get off the bus.
  • Never cross the street in front of a transit bus.
  • Wait for the bus to pull away so that you have a clear view of the street.

Cross at the crosswalk or street corner, and wait for the light to turn green or for theĀ "walk" signal.