The following is additional information from the Campus Happenings section of The Kelley Skann.
March 1, 2017
- 1. When driving on campus
- When entering crosswalk areas, drive slowly and be prepared to stop.
- Yield to pedestrians crossing in marked designated crosswalks, and be careful when passing stopped vehicles who have stopped at the crosswalks.
- Establish eye contact with pedestrians and be patient.
- 2. When walking to and from classes, work, or anytime
- Stop and look both ways, even on one way streets, every time before crossing the streets, even when you have the right of way, and especially at intersections where the turn on red is permitted.
- Obey traffic control signals for pedestrians. Before crossing, look both directions and over your shoulder for turning vehicles.
- Cross the street at marked crosswalks and intersections. Establish eye contact with drivers before crossing--do NOT enter the crosswalk suddenly.
- 3. Stay Alert--Avoid Distractions
- Distractions are everywhere today and becoming more and more difficult to avoid. Remember that, as a pedestrian, your eyes and ears are the best tools for keeping safe. Stay alert and watch out.
- Put down your phone. Smartphones and handheld electronic devices are a daily part of life, but they take your eyes off the road and distract your attention.
- Do NOT wear headphones. Your ears will tell you a lot about what is happening around you--be sure to use them!
- For both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, please pay close attention to construction zones and SLOW down. Be patient, and expect some delays.