Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety

Campus Enforcement & Patrol wishes to remind the University community about motor vehicle and pedestrian safety on our campus. With large volumes of motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic on campus, it is important that everyone exercises good judgment and caution.

Motorists are advised to:

  • Slow down and reduce their speed while driving on campus.
  • Approach intersections with caution.
  • Yield right-of-way to all pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections.
  • Anticipate unexpected movements of pedestrians.
  • Sound audible horn to warn pedestrians of your presence.
  • Be aware of other motorists’ actions. Do not pass a stopped vehicle on the roadway on campus as it may be stopped for a pedestrian. Expect the unexpected.
  • Always signal prior to making a left or right turn.
  • Be deliberate at an intersection in looking both ways before turning left or right to ensure there are no pedestrians present. Yield to pedestrians.
  • Be patient! Some pedestrians take longer than others to cross the street.
  • Never assume pedestrians are aware of your presence.
  • Ensure your lights are clean and give you the most visibility.
  • Ensure your windows are clean and free from any obstruction.
  • Refrain from using cell phones, eating food or drinking beverages while driving.
  • Plan your trip and allow yourself enough time to avoid rushing to your destination.

Pedestrians are advised to:

  • Be extremely cautious when walking on campus
  • Refrain from wearing dark clothing at night as this practice limits a driver’s ability to see you.
  • Refrain from wearing and listening to headsets when walking. Be aware of your surroundings at all times and know and understand what is happening around you
  • Refrain from texting while walking.
  • Never assume the driver can see you. Expect the unexpected.
  • Do not walk into a crosswalk until you are sure that the drivers of oncoming vehicles have seen you and are stopped.
  • Use hand signals indicating you want to cross. Put your hand straight out in front of you when crossing.
  • Look both ways before crossing and watch for vehicles turning at intersections.
  • Where present, activate overhead caution lights at a crosswalk.
  • Always walk on the sidewalk.
  • Where no sidewalks are available, walk facing oncoming traffic.
  • Do not walk out between parked vehicles.