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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

August 11, 2004

Stay safe around DART buses and trains

Class is in session and thousands of children are again using DART to get to class on time.

The start of a new school year is a good time to remind parents, teachers, students and motorists about being safe around DART buses, bus stops and train stations. DART trains and buses are designed to be friendly, fast and convenient, but more important, safe. Children need to follow these safety tips, and motorists need to pay particular attention when driving near a DART bus:

  • Cross streets and tracks only at designated crosswalks.
  • Stop, look and listen for buses and trains.
  • Always stand behind the textured warning strip on rail platforms.
  • NEVER play on or near railroad tracks.
  • NEVER walk in front of or behind a bus; wait until it pulls away.
  • Be careful when driving and turning across train tracks.
  • Children should only exit the bus through the front door.
  • Do not walk in a construction area.
  • Hold hands when crossing streets or railroad tracks.
  • Talk to your family about safety.
For more information on DART's Transit Education Outreach Program, visit www.DART.org/transiteducation. Teachers can schedule a DART Safely program by calling 214-749-2582.

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