Rules of Conduct

Scott County Transit System, Inc.

Rules of Conduct

All riders are required to conduct themselves properly when riding a SCTS vehicle.  Behavior that distracts the driver or annoys other passengers will not be tolerated.  This behavior includes, but is not limited to:


    • Talking in such a manner as to disturb other passengers.

    • Passengers talking to the driver when the vehicle is in motion; however, it is permissible for a passenger to give the driver directions to an individual’s home or destination.

    • Passengers leaving their seats when the vehicle is in motion.

    • Eating, drinking, smoking, or using chewing tobacco on the vehicle.

    • Passengers and the driver not wearing seat belts while the vehicle is in motion.

    • Solicitations of any kind.

    • Scheduling trips, then failing to notify SCTS if the trip is not needed.

    • Individuals who ride the van will maintain themselves in such a manner as not to offend others.

    • Physical abuse or abusive language by the rider of others on the vehicle.

    • Disrespect shown to any rider, or driver, including cursing and physically abusive contact.

    • Personal hygiene.

Behavior such as that listed above may result in denial of service.  When a rider violates any of these rules, the driver is to show the individual the rules and ask him/her to comply with them.  Continued violation of the rules may result in denial of service.

Other safety infractions that will result in a denial of service include:


    • The parent(s) or guardian of a child weighing less than 50 pounds shall provide an approved child’s seat that can be secured with a conventional seat belt.  No child under 50 pounds shall be transported without an approved child seat.  Children or infants are never to be held in the lap of an adult while the vehicle is in motion.

    • Individuals known to have an infectious disease (such as tuberculosis, or childhood diseases such as chicken pox, etc.) or head lice shall be denied service until SCTS receives notification the disease has been rendered noninfectious.

Service animals are permitted on all vehicles.  Service animals presenting a danger to the driver or other passengers must be confined or constrained.

Oxygen tanks and other necessary medical equipment are allowed on all vehicles.  The equipment must be secured to prevent injury in case of an accident or sudden stop.

To request a reasonable accommodation to any rule, contact Executive Director at 573-472-3030.