UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Pedestrian Safety

 

As a college student, one of your primary forms of transportation may be walking.  There are key steps to maintaining your personal safety when walking, whether on or off campus.

  • When crossing streets, use designated crosswalks.  Before crossing, be confident the oncoming vehicle is yielding the right of way to ensure your safety.
  • Avoid walking alone, especially at night.
  • Don't jog or run at night.
  • Avoid taking shortcuts when walking, especially dark alleys.  Always stick to the well-lit streets.
  • Don't carry valuables when walking alone.  Leave laptops, credit cards, large amounts of cash in a safe place to reduce being a target.
  • Try to stay in areas where there are large amounts of people or other pedestrian traffic.
  • If you are being harassed, draw attention to yourself by shouting and head toward any facility where people are present.
  • Always carry personal identification with you.
  • Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.  Using your cell phone or listening to music may distract you, making you an easier target for criminals.
  • Trust your instincts.  If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person and leave the area.

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