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Pedestrian and driver safety

With the fall semester starting, the campus will again be busy with students, faculty and staff trying to get where they need to be; stay alert and safe, especially when using or driving through crosswalks.

With the fall semester starting, the campus will again be busy with students, faculty and staff trying to get where they need to be; stay alert and safe, especially when using or driving through crosswalks.

Pedestrians

  • Always cross at marked crosswalks. They are designed and put in for your safety. Crossing anywhere else is illegal and puts you at greater risk while creating un-needed hazards.
  • Obey any pedestrian signals and look left-right-left to make sure the road is clear in both directions before crossing.
  • If a vehicle approaches, make eye contact with the driver to be sure they see you before you cross.
  • Look before walking past stopped vehicles.
  • Do not cross because a driver waves you on. Check and be sure that all lanes are clear before proceeding.

Drivers

  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections.
  • Be prepared to stop at all marked crosswalks. Stay alert and reduce speed in areas with crosswalks.
  • Be alert for bicyclists and skateboarders whose approaches to the crosswalk may be much quicker than those of pedestrians.
  • Come to a complete stop if pedestrians are crossing or preparing to cross.
  • Wait until all pedestrians have reached the other side of your traffic lanes crosswalk before resuming travel.
  • Never pass another vehicle that has stopped or is slowing down at a crosswalk.