We’ve been talking about how buses can be fun to ride, but have you ever wondered what it’s like when you’re stuck in a lift? 

You’re not alone. 

It’s a common experience and it’s something that can affect your confidence and safety, so you might as well make sure you know how to get out of a lift without losing control of your vehicle.1. 

Take a seat. 

When you first walk into a bus terminal, it’s usually empty. 

That’s because most buses are designed to move passengers by themselves. 

You can use the bus to board or transfer from a coach. 

Most buses also have separate seating for disabled people. 

If you don’t have a seat to sit in, you might want to ask the driver if you can use a wheelchair. 

They can help you if they can, but if not, you can ask for help from the bus driver. 

Your bus driver should be able to assist you with the instructions on how to walk out of the bus, which is where it’s a good idea to make sure they have a map. 


Sit and listen. 

Once you’ve got your seat in the bus you should listen to the instructions. 

This is especially important when there are people around you, as they’ll hear you talking to the driver or other passengers. 

There’s a very good chance you’re going to need to sit down. 


Talk to other passengers and get directions. 

In some bus terminals, there will be seats available for you to sit and listen to instructions.

If you need help from a bus driver, they will ask you for directions.4. 

Avoid making eye contact. 

While you might be able a little bit of conversation to make your point, it is best to avoid eye contact when the bus is moving. 

Just like with passengers, if you look away or are too close to the bus in front of you, it will be difficult to make eye contact with them.5. 

Make sure you take notes. 

At the bus terminal you will usually find an on-board computer that allows you to take notes and check the status of the buses on your phone. 

These notes will help you get a clearer understanding of the situation and make it easier to remember where you are. 


Get the bus back on track. 

Bus operators will help passengers get off the bus if it becomes stuck. 

But sometimes it’s best to get your bus back to its normal route to make the journey easier. 


Stay on the bus. 

Sometimes buses will leave and pick up other passengers on the way. 

So be careful when waiting for the next bus to come. 


Check the safety of the lift. 

Always check your seat belt before you step into the lift, even if you don`t need to. 

Do you want to be stuck in the lift with other people? 

Are you sure you are going to be able get out? 

If not, ask your bus driver to help you out. 


Be considerate. 

The driver can help passengers with the information and instructions on where to sit. 


Use your headphones. 

Even if the lift is closed, you may want to use your headphones to hear what other passengers are saying. 


Ask the driver for help. 

For those who don’t want to wait, it may be a good option to ask a bus operator for help getting the lift to a normal route. 


Enjoy your bus journey. 

One of the main reasons people love buses is that they are quick, easy to use and safe. 

And that’s why they are used around the world. 


Remember that safety is always paramount. 

Whether you’re a new bus passenger or a veteran, it helps to remember that everyone is different and that you need to be considerate of others. 


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