Bus Safety and Etiquette Share Print Waiting & boarding the bus Don't stand in the street or near the curb. When you see the bus coming, stand up or approach the bus stop and be ready to board. Don't run after the bus. The bus will open its door once it has come to a complete stop for you to board. Watch our step as you board the bus. Look for the emergency exits as you board. On the bus Use overhead handrails to find a seat. Take a seat. If there aren't enough seats to go around, stand BEHIND the yellow line. Do NOT stand on the steps. Don't put your head or arms out the window. There is no eating, drinking, or smoking on the bus. Be considerate to other riders. Don't rest your feet on a seat or play radios that can disturb others. Do NOT confront unruly patrons. If you see someone acting suspiciously, witness anything unusual or find an unattended package, bag, box or backpack, stay away and immediately tell the bus operator. Do NOT confront suspicious individuals. Do NOT use cell phones near suspicious packages. Getting off the bus Prepare to leave when you're one stop away from your exit. Depending on where you are sitting or standing, use the front or back door to exit. Use the handrails to get off the bus, just as you used them to board. Watch when you step off the bus. As soon as you have exited, step away from the bus. If you drop something on the ground, don't pick it up until the bus has driven away. Some basic safety tips Stop, look both ways and listen before you cross the street. Cross at a corner or use a crosswalk. Be on the lookout for cars with drivers using a cell phone.