Our HopSkipRules are simple and effective

Be Safe

Drivers, you are carrying precious cargo: 

  • Drive carefully and conscientiously.
  • Obey all traffic laws.
  • Never talk on the phone (even on speaker) or text at any time during the ride. 
  • Set your navigation BEFORE you depart from the pickup location. 
  • Always keep your eyes on the road. 
  • Do not leave a drop-off destination until the passenger is safely inside and they wave to indicate that he or she is ready for you to leave.

Riders, being safe is a big deal: 

  • Stay in your seat, with your seatbelt on.  
  • Sit in the backseat if under the age of 13.
  • No eating or drinking during a HopSkipDrive ride.
  • No rough-housing, yelling, or distracting the driver. 
  • When you get to your destination, go directly to where you’re supposed to be.

 

 

Be Smart

We think common sense is the best approach to just about any situation. Whether you’re a driver or a passenger, it’s the essence of being smart. 

Drivers, just think like a parent:

  • Avoid any situation that puts your passengers at risk.
  • Always go to the scheduled destination.
  • Do not drop a passenger off anywhere other than the pre-arranged destination.

Riders, put that brain to work:

  • Only get into the car if you see the HopSkipDrive flags, the driver is wearing a HopSkipDrive t-shirt, and the driver confirms your password with you.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, tell your driver and parents right away.

Be Respectful

Drivers should help passengers and their parents feel comfortable:

  • Be warm and welcoming. 
  • Show kindness and consideration. 
  • Communicate pick-up and drop-offs promptly so parents have peace of mind.

Riders should always:
 

  • Keep your hands to yourself.
  • Speak kindly and courteously.
  • Be nice to everyone in the car.