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Crosswalk Safety

crosswalk.jpgBelow are some important safety tips for using the crosswalks that are located throughout campus. Whether you walk, bike or drive, take a few seconds to read and follow these crosswalk safety guidelines:


Pedestrians:

  • Always cross at marked crosswalks.
  • Obey any pedestrian signals and look left right left. By doing this you insure that 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 just because a driver waves you on. Be sure all lanes are clear first.
  • Remember that bicyclists are not considered pedestrians unless they are walking their bikes. Otherwise, they are considered vehicles.


Bicyclists:

  • Yield to pedestrians. 
  • Remember that bicyclists are not considered pedestrians unless they are walking their bikes.
  • Obey vehicular traffic signals and laws on the roadways. 
  • Use extra caution as you transition between bike paths, roads and sidewalks. Be aware that your actions are unpredictable to drivers and pedestrians.


Drivers:

  • Yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks and at intersections.
  • Be prepared to stop at all marked crosswalks. Stay alert and reduce speed in areas with crosswalks.
  • Come to a complete stop if pedestrians are crossing or preparing to cross.
  • Wait until pedestrians have crossed at least one lane past the lane you are in before resuming travel.
  • Never pass another vehicle that has stopped or is slowing down at a crosswalk.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Public Safety.