Wheels on the busPublic transportation has grown increasingly popular as people look to avoid high gas prices, as well as help protect the environment by adding wheels on the bus fewer vehicular emissions. City buses are also important transportation options for college students, people without cars, and those who do not want to deal with parking. Lastly, schoolchildren rely on buses to get them safely to and from school. To help keep all bus travelers safe, here are some tips for responsible bus riding.
First, when you are looking to catch a bus, most drivers do not stop unless you are standing up at the bus stop. However, if you have a disability that prevents you from standing, you can wave your arms or a brightly colored item to get the driver's attention. Do not try to run after a moving bus, and avoid standing too close to the curb. You may fall and get run over.
Once you are on the bus, take a look at your seating wheels on the bus options. If you are disabled or elderly, the front part of the bus should have special seating options for you. Bus drivers can help buckle a person in a wheel chair into the bus so that the chair does not roll with the motion of the bus. A bus should have signs posted notifying other passengers that an area of the bus should be vacated for the disabled or elderly.