Top 5 Safety Tips For Public Transportation
For the most part, public transportation is fairly safe but it always pays to be aware and know your surroundings.
1. Employee Badges
If your company requires you to wear an employee badge, take it off before you get on the train or bus.
Someone can look at the employee badge reading your name and where you work. Be safe and keep that information secure.
2. Don’t Flash Cash
I see it too many times while riding the train. Some woman will have her purse unzipped and money just stuffed in the top. It’s out in the open for any to see or steal.
Minimize the chances of being robbed and keep your cash safely in your wallet.
3. Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Pay attention to the people around you and be aware of what is going on. Don’t just stick your nose in a book and forget everything.
4. Find a Buddy
If at all possible, try to find a work buddy to walk with to and from the train or bus station. There really is safety in numbers.
5. Know the Schedules
Know the public transportation schedules. There may be a time when you have to leave work earlier or later than normal and it is helpful to know the schedule so you won’t be standing alone for any length of time.