Buses, Subways & Elevators
Tips for Buses & Subways
Tips for Elevators
- Try to use well-lit and frequently used stops.
- Try to sit near the bus driver. Take a seat in the subway car near the conductor.
- Don't fall asleep. Stay alert!
- In the subway, stand back from the platform edge. Avoid sitting near the exit door. An attacker can reach in and grab a purse or jewelry as the train pulls away.
- While waiting, stand with other people or near the token or information booth.
- If you are verbally or physically harassed, attract attention by talking loudly or screaming.
- Be alert to who gets off the bus or subway with you. If you feel uncomfortable, walk directly to a place where there are other people.
- Look in the elevator before getting in to be sure no one is hiding.
- Stand near the controls.
- Get off if someone suspicious enters. If you're worried about someone who is waiting for the elevator with you, pretend you forgot something and don't get on.
- If you're attacked, hit the alarm and as many floor buttons as possible.
For more tips, please contact:
The National Crime Prevention Council
The Woodward Building
733 15th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20005