Personal Safety

Crosswalk Safety

During the course of an average day at the University there may be as many as 15,000 people traveling on campus – in cars, on motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, skateboards, scooters or on foot. This makes campus a very busy place, and can create dangerous situations for everyone if they don’t pay attention. Cross safely, drive safely: Pedestrian safety is up to everyone! 

Did you know: You can be fined up to $200 for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Pedestrians: Take the Time to Cross Safely 
  • Use pedestrian crosswalks and obey pedestrian walk/don’t walk signals. 
  • Cross intersections carefully – don’t assume vehicles will stop. 
  • Take extra care at dusk and dawn. Solar glare, darkness and rain can make it difficult for drivers to see you. 
Drivers: Stop for Pedestrians! 
  • Stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.
  • Beware of other drivers yielding for pedestrians. 
  • Beware of solar glare. 
  • Don’t drink and drive – 49% of all pedestrian fatalities involve alcohol, either by the driver or the pedestrian.