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Bus Passengers: Look Before You Book


Plan Your Next Bus Trip with Safety in Mind

Cost effective… energy-efficient… comfortable… Bus travel is a popular option. Overall, buses are also one of the safest ways to travel. But even one crash is too many. Watch this video to learn how to Look Before You Book.

Put Safety First

While most bus operators are responsible and operate safely, there are some that fail to meet safety requirements, putting passengers at risk. 

Use our Look Before You Book tips and resources to learn about safety, and research safety histories online before you book a bus trip or choose a charter bus company.

Key Steps For Safety

Research bus company safety before you book.
Learn about onboard safety and emergency equipment before your trip starts.
Buckle up whenever the bus is moving.
Report any safety or accessibility problems you encounter.

Last updated: Thursday, January 2, 2020