Personal Safety on the Bus

Waiting for the Bus


  • Don't invite trouble. Keep gold chains out of sight, don't flash your jewelry, and turn your rings around so the stones don't show
  • Don't open your purse or wallet while boarding the bus. Have your pass or money already in your hand
  • Stand away from the curb until the bus arrives
  • Try to avoid isolated bus stops

On the Bus


  • Carry your wallet inside your coat or in a front pocket
  • Check your purse or wallet if someone is jostling, crowding or pushing you
  • During off hours, ride as near to the bus operator as possible
  • If someone bothers you, change seats and/or tell the driver
  • If you see any suspicious activity, tell the driver
  • Keep your handbag in front of you and hold it close to your body with both hands
  • Stay alert and be aware of the people around you
  • A comb, placed horizontally in the fold of your wallet, will alert you if someone tries to remove it from your pocket