When Disembarking Do Not Cross in Front of the Bus

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Although Virginia law requires traffic to stop for public school buses, traffic does not stop for public transit vehicles. Traffic that may come around the bus while it is stopped cannot see pedestrians who cross in front of the bus. Pedestrians who cross in front of the bus can not see oncoming traffic. This creates a dangerous situation. PLEASE do not cross in front of the bus after disembarking. Instead, wait for the bus to depart and use the nearest crosswalk or proceed to the rear of the bus to cross. These two options will help you see oncoming traffic and help oncoming traffic see you.

About Robert Browder

Robert is Transit Marketing Specialist for the Transportation Services division of New River Valley Community Services, the proud operator of Radford Transit.