Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety

With large volumes of motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic on campus, it's important that everyone exercises good judgment and caution.

Motorists should:

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Never assume pedestrians are aware of your presence.

Pedestrians should:

  • Be cautious when walking on campus.
  • Refrain from wearing dark clothing at night as this limits a driver’s ability to see you.
  • Refrain from wearing headphones 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.
  • 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.