26 Feb '15, 2pm

What you can do to stay safe in a transit emergency with @ssauer71 of @SEPTA via @METROmagTweet

Recent national incidents have put increased attention on safe commuting and what passengers can do to protect themselves during a transit emergency. “The most important tip anyone can follow is to wait for the instructions of the crew,” said Scott Sauer, chief system safety officer for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). “Crews know the equipment best and have been trained to safely remove passengers from vehicles should the situation warrant evacuation. Employees are also in touch with their agencies’ Control Centers and can have emergency responders dispatched to the scene and, if needed, power cut from the electrified third rails.” RELATED: Metrolink train collides with truck, derails If the crew is unable to assist passengers, then riders will need to take action. “Railcar emergency exit doors and windows are clearly marked with directions ...

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