Kid's Safety Spot
Keep safe around transit vehicles. It is important that youth of all ages follow these safety tips. Remember safety starts with you!
- Stop, look and listen around light rail tracks. Look for flashing train headlights and listen for warning bells. Don’t get distracted by your headphones or cell phone.
- When crossing streets, always look both ways and cross only at crosswalks.
- Never play on or near the tracks. They are for light rail trains only.
- No skateboarding, rollerblading or riding bikes on the tracks.
- Never try to outrun a light rail train or bus; even in a tie you lose.
When at a station or bus stop, remember:
- Wait in the safe zone, three big steps away from the curb or street.
- Stay in the safe zone, away from the white bumpy pad edge of the platform.
- Be careful getting on and off the bus and train.
- No running, skateboarding or riding bikes until you are off the platform.
- No pushing or shoving other passengers.
- Never throw things at the bus or train or put items on the track. They can bounce back and injure you or someone else.
When riding transit, follow these rules:
- The safest place is sitting in your seat.
- Hold firmly onto grab bars or stay seated until the vehicle comes to a stop.
- Be courteous.
- Do not lie down or place your feet on the seats.
- Use earphones when listening to music.
- No eating or drinking on transit vehicles.
Transit Construction Safety
More tracks are being built. Construction zones are dangerous places. Be smart - be safe. Follow these rules when you’re near a construction area:
- Never run or play around construction sites or near construction equipment.
- Stay outside orange cones and construction fences.
- Follow signs that tell you where to walk, skateboard or bicycle.
- Use crosswalks and follow traffic signals.
- Make eye contact with drivers and equipment operators. Be sure they see you.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
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