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.
- 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.
- 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.