Stay safe on the road
Blind spots are parts of the road that drivers cannot see through their windows or rear-view mirrors. On buses, the blind spots are wider than on cars and can be dangerous for all road users.
Tips for preventing accidents
Whether you’re a pedestrian, cyclist or driver—road safety around buses is everyone’s business!
MAKE SURE YOU'RE VISIBLE
- Avoid the bus driver’s blind spots, where you are not visible.
- When you are near a bus, make sure that the bus driver sees you (by making eye contact, for example). Always make sure you’re visible, especially at night and in poor driving conditions.
PAY ATTENTION AT INTERSECTIONS
- Make sure that the driver sees you when you are crossing in front of a bus.
- Watch the bus’s blinkers to see when it is about to move. When making turns, buses need much more space than cars.
- If you are a cyclist, motorcyclist or driver, never pass a bus on the right-hand side when at an intersection.
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM BUSES
- Use the sidewalk and stay back from the curb when the bus is pulling up to a stop.
- When biking, try not to stop next to or directly behind the bus.
- When driving, let buses move in ahead of you to avoid being in a blind spot.