Did you know taking public transportation is safer than driving a car, not only in terms of the safety of the vehicles but also in terms of the driving habits and training of the operators? Transit vehicles are maintained more regularly than a personal car and transit operators receive more training than the average automobile driver. And did you now know it's public transportation moving the needle forward on transportation safety technologies? The vehicles of tomorrow will likely use technologies being deployed by public transportation today. These safety innovations include: collision avoidance systems, pedestrian detection and avoidance, blind spot detection, and driver fatigue and inattention alerts.
We just told you ways public transportation is working to keep you safer, now it's your turn. For May's contest, we ask that you Make the Safe Choice when riding SEPTA. To enter, type or copy/paste one of the following safety tips in the field below:
Make the Safe Choice. Stay behind the yellow line.
Make the Safe Choice. Don't pass between cars when the train is moving.
Make the Safe Choice. Be alert for Express trains – don’t assume train is stopping.
Make the Safe Choice. Don't cross, walk along side, or walk in the track area.
Make the Safe Choice. Don't stop on a crossing or attempt to beat a train to the crossing – the train ALWAYS WINS.
A maximum of five (5) entries permitted per email address. Eleven entries will be selected at random for prizes. Top prize is a June Anywhere TrailPass. Ten (10) runners-up will each receive a SEPTA t-shirt. Contest ends 5/26/19.