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Pedestrian Safety

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow. Be safe while walking around campus!

Pedestrian Quick Facts

  • Florida has twice the National Average of pedestrian fatalities.
  • Pedestrian crashes account for 3% of all traffic crashes BUT result in 20% of traffic fatalities.
  • 1 in 5 traffic fatalities is a pedestrian
  • 7% of pedestrian crashes result in fatalities whereas only 1% of all traffic crashes result in fatalities
  • 1.3 pedestrians are killed every day, almost 10 pedestrians are killed every week
  • 17 pedestrians are injured every day, almost 120 pedestrians are injured every week

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Walking Safety Tips

  • Obey all traffic laws. As a road user you should always obey the pedestrian traffic laws to be safe on the road.
  • Use sidewalks or walk against the direction of traffic. If no sidewalks are present, walk against the direction of traffic so you can see oncoming vehicles.
  • Always use the crosswalks. The marked crosswalk at signalized intersections is the safest place to cross.
  • Look then look again. Look left, right, then left again before crossing.
  • Be visible. Wear bright colors and reflective accessories such as belts, clothes, wristbands and shoes.