How can vigilance keep you safer during a train commute?

by | Aug 21, 2019 | Train Accidents

When your commute requires you to take the train to your job in Washington, it is important that you are aware of how to be safe in and around a train to minimize your risk of getting injured or killed. It is not unheard of for people to become distracted by their electronic devices and accidentally wander or fall onto a platform as a train is approaching. Using vigilance is one valuable way that you can protect yourself and encourage other passengers to do the same. 

While making sure you give yourself enough time for a safe and comfortable commute may seem like an irrelevant way to protect yourself, it actually correlates directly with your safety. When you leave your home in plenty of time for a smooth commute, you can enjoy a relaxing ride and avoid situations where you have to run to catch your train. Reducing the stress you feel can help you to make more rational, confident and focused decisions which in turn can keep you from getting hurt. 

According to the CT Post, when you board a train, you should be aware of where the exit points are so that you know where to go in the case of an emergency. Equally as important is making sure you remain seated at all times while the train car is moving to avoid injury should the train come to an abrupt stop or collide with something. If you are storing things on the overhead racks, be careful to load it properly to make sure it will not fall out and injure someone. When getting your things down, be watchful of others so you do not accidentally strike them. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.   


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