Safety on public transport
Never too old to be safe
Everyone who uses public transport has a right and responsibility to travel safely.
My safety when travelling by bus, train or light rail:
- always stand well away from the kerb or edge of the platform when waiting
- stand clear of all doorways
- keep all parts of your body inside the bus, train or light rail
- wait till the bus, train or light rail has fully stopped before you get off.
Plan and practise walking routes:
- remove headphones put mobile devices away to focus on what’s happening around you
- wait till the bus, train or light rail has gone, then find a safe place to cross the road or
- use pedestrian crossings, overpasses or underpasses, if available
- walk bikes, skateboards and scooters across pedestrian crossings and tracks
- look out before you step out.
My responsibilities as a passenger are to:
- stand back to let other passengers get off before I get on
- carry a valid travel pass and proof of entitlement when travelling on a student fare
- be courteous and respectable to others
- offer to give up your seat to others who need it
- be mindful of others - sit and speak quietly
- use headphones with your electronic devices
- keep belongings at my feet or on my lap
- speak to the driver only when the bus has stopped
- carry my school bag by the handles or put it on the floor.