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Tips for pedestrian safety around bus stopsWhen walking to and from the bus stop, it’s important to know what’s going on around you. The Bee offers the following pedestrian safety tips to help keep you safe around bus stops.

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Bee Safe

  • Wait at the bus stop.
  • Bus drivers only pick up and drop off at designated bus stops.
  • Don’t stand at the curb’s edge.
  • Turning vehicles may come too close.
  • Be patient and arrive ten minutes early.
  • Make sure the bus stops before you approach it.
  • Never run after or alongside a moving bus once it has left the bus stop.
  • Play it safe and wait for the next one.
  • Don’t cross the street in front of a bus.
  • Let the bus leave the bus stop before you cross the street.
  • Don’t let children play near buses.
  • Pushing, shoving, and running can cause accidents.

Bee Seen

  • Be bright at dawn, dusk and night.
  • Carry a flashlight and wear something that’s bright, light colored or reflective.
  • Stay in well-lit areas.
  • Especially, when crossing the street.
  • Cross at intersections or crosswalks.
  • Cars might not see you mid-block.
  • Make sure drivers and bicyclists see you.
  • Make eye contact when crossing and be sure they have plenty of time to see you.

Bee Aware

  • Always look left, right and left again, when crossing.
  • Be aware of the traffic and others around you.
    Use sidewalks when you can.
  • No sidewalk? Walk facing traffic and in a single file.
  • Obey the traffic signals.
  • Cross on “WALK” or on a fresh green light.
  • Don’t use your phone when crossing.
  • Distracted walking, especially texting, is dangerous.
  • Prevent slips and falls.
  • Dress for walking. Wear comfortable shoes and make sure your shoe laces are tied.