Riding the metro in any major city can be dangerous. Burglars snatching up cell phones, picking pockets and taking advantage of distracted riders in a hurry to get to their destination. There have been reports lately of someone filming women riding the metro in DC and posting it to a porno site. Wanted to start a forum topic for people to share their thoughts and tips on how to ride public transportation with out being taken advantage of.
Yeah I heard about the DC porno guy on the news, that’s super creepy. I’m sorry! As far as personal safety goes while riding public transportation, it can be tempting to read a book, listen to music or talk on the phone to kill time but if you do be as alert as possible not to be distracted and stay alert and aware of your surroundings. If you see any suspicious activity, don’t be afraid to report it to the driver or the operator nearby. That’s what they are there for to help keep everyone safe (and get you do your destination safely). Hope that helps and definitely be careful it’s a scary world out there!