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Shuttle Bus  Shuttle Safety

While Berkeley Lab shuttle drivers make your safety their No. 1 priority, they appreciate your help. A simple, quick click of your seat belt helps to ensure your security on a shuttle bus.

A tragic accident in 2011 – in which a doctor, the father of two young children, died in a collision while a passenger aboard a UCSF shuttle bus – underscores the importance of buckling up. The shuttle in that incident did not have seat belts.

Berkeley Lab's shuttles all have seat belts, and you are asked to kindly use them while riding.

Safety Tips

  • Buckle up every time you ride!
  • If standing, hold the safety handles
  • Use the handrail when going up and down the stairs
  • Be especially careful when stepping off the last step and onto the curb or street
  • Do not talk to the bus driver unless it is an emergency
Buckle Up!


Seat belts saved more than 75,000 lives from 2004 to 2008.
For injured survivors, medical costs are 50% higher if no seat belt was worn.
Most crash deaths occur at speeds of less than 40 miles per hour.