How to Ride the Bus



How to Ride a Bus

Would you like to travel somewhere, don't want to drive, but still want to see the countryside? Take a bus. This is how to ride a bus for those who may be unfamiliar with them.

Steps

  1. Figure out how to get where you are going.Contact your local bus or transit system and get help from a "route planner" or buy a map book. Make sure your map book is current. But remember, schedules can change on very short notice or as a consequence of things the driver can't control, like really bad traffic. Most systems also have on-line informational resources. This way you will know the bus schedules and fares. Plan your trip so that you will arrive at least 30 minutes before you need to be somewhere (like school, work or a job interview).
  2. Wait at a bus stop.Make sure you know what your city's bus stops look like and their locations.
  3. When you see the bus coming, get your fare or bus pass out.This saves time! Don't forget to wave him down!
  4. When you get on say "Hello" before you give the driver your money or pass.It's nice and it makes a person's day.
  5. When taking your seat, try to leave the elderly and disabled empty, in case they are needed during your ride.If you are riding a double-Decker bus, take the top. It's a great experience, usually empty, and disabled and elderly people can't climb the steps as easily as you can.
  6. When your stop is coming up next, pull the yellow cord, usually located near the top of the bus.In the United Kingdom, there are stop buttons located on standing poles, press the button once and a ting or low tone sound will be heard by the driver with a monitor which will light up and say 'Stopping' when a stop button is pressed. Use these when you want to get off the bus.
  7. When the bus stops go to the back door (depending on which bus you use).Follow the instructions that you find there and the driver will open the door. On some buses, the doors open automatically and you can go out either door.
  8. Before you get off, make sure to say "Thank you" to the driver.

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    How do I support the elderly on and off the bus using the stairs?
    Rejoice Akpan
    Community Answer
    If it's a double-decker bus, there is usually a spot for the elderly on the bus, so helping them on and off the bus is made easier. That way, they don't need to go all the way up the stairs.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Where do I put the bus fare once in the bus?
    Rejoice Akpan
    Community Answer
    In most cases, there is a machine on the driver's door and if you have a valid bus pass you place it on the machine and there is also usually a receptacle for paying with cash or coin.
    Thanks!
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  • Don't forget to take your ticket from the bus driver!
  • If you don't know the fare, ask the bus driver.
  • Always be courteous and thankful.
  • It helps to keep a copy of the bus schedule!
  • If a bus stop has a shelter, use it!
  • Let these passengers board before you:
    • The elderly
    • The partially sighted
    • Wheelchair passengers
    • Those on crutches
    • A parent with a child in either a pram or pushchair
    • Pregnant women
  • Don't be afraid to stand if there are no seats available.

Warnings

  • Always have the correct fare.
  • Follow the bus rules.
  • Try to not fall asleep on short trips, it could make youmiss your stop.
  • Don't go out to door if they are closing, you could gettrapped!
  • Use the poles and handles provided when standing.
  • Try not to use profanity, as young children ride the bus too.
  • Try to leave your house on time to not miss the bus!
  • If you don't wave the bus down, or no one on the inside is stopping at the bus stop you're at, the driver won't stop.
  • Text instead of talking if possible.
  • Don't use perfume or have any strong smelling foods on the bus, it can be very disturbing to people who don't like strong scents.
  • Never smoke on the bus, it's probably not allowed and others may think that it's disgusting.
  • If you don't take your ticket from the bus driver, you will have to buy a new one.
  • Never be rude to the driver or passengers.
  • Don't forget your belongings.
  • Turn music down or put in ear buds.





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