Pedestrian Safety Information

Tips for Drivers

  • Yield to pedestrians anywhere in a crosswalk and come to a complete stop if necessary.
  • Do not pass vehicles stopped at crosswalks.
  • Slow down when driving on campus. The campus speed limit is 20 mph. Be alert to heavy foot traffic.
  • If an older adult or physically challenged person is crossing at an intersection or crosswalk, be patient.
  • Watch out for pedestrians when you are making a turn or backing up in parking lots or driveways.
  • As you drive, scan for pedestrians about to cross or enter your path. Always be alert.
  • Use caution driving at night. Pedestrians and cyclist are very difficult to see.
  • In foul weather (rain, sleet or snow), remember that your braking distance increases.
  • The behavior of alcohol-impaired pedestrians is unpredictable. Be particularly attentive after sporting events, late at night and on weekends.

Tips for Pedestrians

  • Look left-right-left before and during crossing.
  • Always cross the street in marked crosswalks.
  • Stay away from traffic after drinking alcohol or when taking medication that causes diziness or blurs vision. Call a cab if necessary.
  • If your view of approaching traffic is blocked by something, move to where you can see (e.g., outisde edge of a parked car), stop and look left-right-left again.
  • Watch out for cars backing out of parking lot spaces. Stay out of a driver's blind spot.
  • Where sidewalks are available, use them. Where sidewalks are not available, walk facing traffic and keep to the left of the roadway.
  • Do not step into moving traffic.