Safety Tips

  • Plan to be at your stop 5 minutes prior to bus arrival time and never run for a bus if you are late
  • Ensure your clothing, backpack and parcels clear the doors as you board or exit the bus
  • Watch your step while boarding and exiting the bus, especially in icy conditions
  • Wait for the bus to pass for a clear view of the road and traffic before crossing
  • Whether moving or stopped, hold the grab rails for balance
  • Keep the aisle clear for passengers at all times
  • Stand back from the yellow caution line at the front of the bus or behind the operator to ensure the DRT Operator has a clear view
  • Bare feet, skates or rollerblades are not allowed
  • Move to the rear of the bus to make room for boarding passengers
  • Do not walk to the exit doors until the bus has come to a complete stop
  • Children
  • Assist children when boarding and exiting
  • Children must be seated at all times
  • Do not allow children to put their hands or head out the window or play in the aisles
  • If your child is lost, frightened, hurt or in trouble your DRT Operator can notify emergency response to assist
  • Unsupervised young children are not refused transportation after dark or when their safety is a concern
  • Security
  • For extra security, sit near the bus operator at the front of the bus 
  • If you are in any difficulty, speak to your DRT Operator immediately, your Operator can summon emergency services or police
  • If you are lost ask the DRT Operator for assistance
  • A “request stop” program is available for passengers travelling alone at night; the program allows exit between regular stops closest to your final destination
  • See also Strollers, Service Animals and Priority Seating