Your question: Can a bus driver tell you where to sit?

Seating arrangement in the bus is largely left to the driver’s discretion. You may wonder why your child gets assigned a specific seat but that could easily pinpoint whether he is a noted troublemaker or a good child.

Can bus drivers refuse to let you on?

Yes, if the driver deems that this will affect the health and safety of yourself and other passengers. The driver can also refuse travel if they deem your behaviour to be unruly. The driver has discretion at all times as to who boards the service.

Are bus drivers allowed to talk to passengers?

Most drivers will entertain the questions and small talk purely out of respect and their desire to be nice, but would rather they be allowed to focus on the important task in front of them – drive passengers safely to their destinations.

Can a bus stop anywhere?

In urban areas, buses will only stop at marked bus stops. However, in rural areas where there are no fixed bus stops and when it is safe to do so, buses will stop on request. Please be aware, once a driver has shut the doors of a bus and started to move away from the stand in a bus station, they are unable to stop.

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Do you need to wear face mask on bus?

But anyone who uses the Underground or buses will know lots of people are not wearing masks despite what the rules say. Unless you have an exemption – the new rules mean TfL have made it a condition of carriage to wear a mask. That means it is not a legal requirement and so they can’t give out any fines.

Can bus drivers take your phone?

The Department of Transportation has issued a final rule banning the use of hand-held cell phones by interstate truck and bus drivers while the vehicles are in operation in order to combat distracted driving. The rule emphasizes that the prohibition applies to hand-held devices only.

What do bus drivers hate?

20 Things Passengers Do That Bus Drivers Hate

  1. 1 When Folks Leave Sticky Snacks On The Seats.
  2. 2 When Friends Never Stop Talking For Hours On End. …
  3. 3 When Kids Won’t Stay Seated. …
  4. 4 When Too Many People Try To Jam In. …
  5. 5 Bring Their Pets On The Bus (Unless They’re Service Animals) …

Can bus drivers refuse to let you on without a mask?

Drivers cannot enforce the law around face coverings but they will issue a special ticket to passengers who are not exempt, advising it is the customer’s responsibility to comply with the law. The police have the authority to issue fixed penalty notices for those who refuse. Q.

What is bus stop rule?

Bus Stop Rules

If no one is at the bus stop, the driver will depart. Always walk to the bus stop. Never run. Stop and look left, right and then left again if you must cross the street. … While at the bus stop, wait quietly in a safe place well away from the road.

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Why do buses skip stops?

Bus operation

Skip-stop operation reduces travel time and increases the number of buses that the streets and bus stops are able to accommodate. With skip-stop operations, bus routes are typically grouped together by geographic area in order to provide a common stop for areas that are served by multiple routes.

Can you get off a bus in traffic?

Bus stops are “designated” for a reason. They allow passengers to get off buses safely while ensuring the people and the cars on the street are not in any kind of danger. Bus drivers should not violate traffic regulations by dropping passengers off outside of the designated stopping areas.

Do you need to wear a mask on the underground?

For one thing, face coverings are still officially required as a condition of carriage on the Transport for London network. That means anyone not in compliance on a train or bus could be asked to leave unless exempt for medical or other reasons—in theory, anyway.

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