Traffic and Pedestrian Safety

As the warm weather is here and the end of the school approaches it is important we all look towards improved traffic and pedestrian safety. Kids will be out and about in greater numbers so we should all take a minute to review a few safety tips.

Traffic Safety

  • When driving around University Apartments and University Houses it is important we GO SLOW and STAY ALERT
  • Always fasten your seatbelt when driving
  • Check your surroundings before you pull out of a parking stall, turn, or change lanes
  • Obey the rules of the road, being sure to drive the speed limit and come to a full stop at stop signs
  • Be alert for other drivers, bicycles, and pedestrians

Pedestrian Safety

  • Use sidewalks and crosswalks whenever possible. Children will follow your lead so if you use them, they will use them
  • Look left, right, and left again before crossing the street
  • Do not make sudden moves into the road. Be visible and in expected areas like sidewalks and cross walks
  • If you must walk in the roadway be sure to walk AGAINST traffic so you can see cars coming