Passenger Safety Rules
 

PASSENGER SAFETY ON BRATS VEHICLES
Safety of our passengers is our number one concern and these rules must be followed by everyone:

  1. 1. Do not lean or extend the body or articles from the vehicle.

    2. No smoking, vaporing, tobacco use, eating or drinking on the bus.

    3. No consumption of any alcoholic beverage or possess an open container of any alcoholic beverage.

    4. No soliciting, advertising, selling or distributing goods or services, exception as authorized by BRATS.

    5. Do not possess, use or sell any controlled substance.

    6. Do not carry or possess any dangerous weapons including but not limited to guns, knives, swords, box cutters or other devices that are capable of being used as a form of weapon.

    7. Do not possess or transport any flammable liquid, or other hazardous material.  This includes, but is not limited to, gasoline, kerosene, propane, industrial chemicals, any other flammable chemical, and any toxic substance.

    8. Proper clothing consisting of a top, bottom and shoes must be worn at all times.  The top or shirt must conceal the front side of the torso; the bottom or pants must conceal from the waist down to approximately 18 inches and if the shoes are of lace style, these laces must be tied.

    9. All riders shall maintain appropriate and reasonable personal hygiene that is not  seriously disruptive to fellow passengers.  Urinating, defecating, vomiting, spitting or inappropriately discharging of bodily fluids on transit property will not be tolerated and is considered a health concern for our transit system.

    10. When de-boarding the bus, please wait until the bus has pulled away before crossing the street.

    11. Do not engage in disruptive, disturbing behavior including: distracting the driver, disrespecting fellow passengers’, loud conversation, profanity or operating any electronic device with sound without earphones.  Verbal or physical abuse of fellow passengers, employees, or damage to equipment will not be tolerated.

    12. All Passengers must use safety restraint equipment at all times if such equipment is available on vehicle.

    13. Passengers who are either less than four (4) years of age or who weigh less than forty (40) pounds are required to use an appropriately sized child safety seat, and any such seat is required to be properly secured with available restraint equipment at all times.  These child safety seats are the sole responsibility of the guardian of the child.

    14.  It is the passenger’s responsibility which is using the oxygen cylinder to make sure each oxygen cylinder is secured to prevent movement and leakage.  Each cylinder should be loaded and secured in an upright position.  “Secured” means that the cylinder is not free to move when the vehicle is in motion.

    15. It is the passenger’s responsibility which is using the oxygen cylinder to make sure oxygen cylinders or other medical support equipment should never be stored or secured in the aisle.  Make sure that the seating of the passenger requiring oxygen does not restrict access to exits or use of the aisle.

    16. Since the release of oxygen from a cylinder could accelerate a fire, it is the passenger’s responsibility which is using the oxygen cylinder to make sure each cylinder should be secured away from sources of heat or potential sparks.  Securing personal oxygen tanks are the passenger’s responsibility.

    17. Aisles of the bus must be clear at all times.

    18. Do not vandalize the vehicle or transit property.

    19. Violation of any federal, state, county or local criminal laws.

    PEOPLE WHO REFUSE TO FOLLOW THE NECESSARY RULES CAN BE TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY SUSPENDED IF DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE TRANSIT AGENCY TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR PASSENGERS AND EMPLOYEES.