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Bus Safety Tips

When you're walking...

  • Always stop, look, and listen for buses before crossing the street - cross only at crosswalks and be sure to look both ways.
  • Don't stand on the street or stand in front of a bus - the driver may not see you or be able to stop in time.
As a bus approaches, be sure you are standing away from the street

When you're waiting for a bus...

  • Remember: Buses stop for customers standing at bus stops - you do not need to wave at the bus operator to have them stop.
  • As a bus approaches, be sure you are standing away from the street - and never, ever try to board a moving bus.

When you're in a car...

  • Be careful when passing a stopped bus - passengers may be exiting and crossing the street.
  • Always obey all traffic signs and signals; drive carefully when sharing the road with a bus.
  • Remember: buses can't stop as quickly as you can.

If you're a kid...

  • Don't ever play, skate or ride your bike too closely to a bus or bus stop.
  • Only exit the bus through the front door.
  • Never walk in front of or behind a bus.
  • Be safe and help others to be safe around DART buses.
  • Make sure that everyone in your family knows all these safety rules.

If you have children...

  • Talk to them about buses - teach them the importance of riding them safely - "Stop, look and listen" is an important message for them to understand.
  • Hold children's hands when crossing the street.
  • Take a field trip, go exploring, schedule a time to show your children how to ride a bus.
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