Public transportation offers citizens and their communities many benefits as its affordable, convenient, and better for the environment. It’s a great way to get to and from where you need to go, but as with any travel, going out at night means taking extra precautions to stay safe.
Here are some essential safety tips to ensure a successful, stress-free nighttime public transport experience!
Share Your Location
No matter where you go or what you do, you should always share your location with at least one person. Whether that be a parent, friend, or a close family member, either update them on where you plan on going or, if you have a smartphone, turn on your location to track it. This way, if anything were to happen, someone would at least know where you are or where your last location was.
Important Note: Always make sure your phone battery is fully charged before heading out, as this can make a huge difference in an emergency.
Know Your Schedule
Whether taking a bus, train, or trolley make sure you look up the schedule ahead of time and do not arrive too early. Standing at a bus stop or station alone for long periods at night can be unsettling and dangerous, depending on the area.
Try to choose a line that has a direct route to your destination to eliminate the extra stress and waiting involved in transferring.
Pay Attention to Your Surroundings
You should always be situationally aware, even during the daytime but at night, especially since it’s harder to see and things can sneak up on you. If you’re listening to music, ensure it’s low and always have one headphone out of your ear. This isn’t the time to mindlessly scroll on your phone as you want to be on high alert, always checking behind and around you.
Following these tips can help you stay safe on your nighttime public transport commute and give you the reassurance you need to have an easy traveling experience!
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