• If possible use well-lighted, busy stops. 
  • Stay alert! Do not leave yourself noticeably vulnerable to theft by dozing off. 
  • A crowded bus is an environment for pickpockets. Carry your wallet in an inside coat pocket or a front pants pocket. Carry your bag closely, not dangling from its strap.
  • Take a seat near the driver if another passenger is bothering you.
  • If someone harasses you on a bus or subway, do not be embarrassed to shout, "Leave me alone!"
  • Watch who exits with you. If you feel uneasy, walk directly to a place where there are other people.
  • If something or someone at your intended stop raises your concern about personal safety, wait until the next stop to get off.