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Pedestrian Safety on Campus

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Pedestrian Safety

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or injured each year in traffic crashes. Safety of pedestrians is a shared responsibility. Pedestrians and motorists each must do their part to minimize the risk of these tragic events. While drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, pedestrians must also follow the law when they cross a street.


  • Use only designated crosswalks.
  • Look left, right, and left again before stepping into the crosswalk.
  • Be sure to evaluate the distance and speed of oncoming traffic before crossing to ensure that vehicles have adequate distance to stop safely.
  • Pedestrians must give drivers adequate time and distance to react and stop so do not suddenly leave a curb and walk or run into the path of a vehicle (safe stopping distance for a vehicle traveling 25 mph is more than 100 feet when considering reaction time of the driver).
  • Never assume that motorist are aware you are in the crosswalk.
  • Always try to make eye contact with motorists and proceed with caution.
  • Pedestrians must remain alert and use good judgement when crossing any street or roadway (using headphones, texting or talking on cell phones while walking are all distractions that impair the ability to react to traffic).


  • Drivers must exercise due care to avoid collisions with pedestrians.
  • Slow down and be prepared to stop at crosswalks.
  • Drivers must yield to pedestrians within crosswalks.
  • Pedestrians should give drivers adequate time and distance to react and stop, but be prepared for pedestrians to suddenly leave a curb and walk or run into the path of your vehicle.
  • Never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk.

Additional information regarding pedestrian safety is available at the following links: