UNCG Police Department

Pedestrian Safety

Pushing the pedestrian cross walk button

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  • Cross the street at the marked crosswalks or intersections.
  • Obey traffic signals such as "Walk/Don't Walk".
  • Watch for turning vehicles; make sure the driver sees you.
  • Avoid the use of cell phones and headsets when crossing the street.
  • While walking/jogging along side a road without sidewalks, always face the traffic.
  • Don't step into the street from behind an obstruction.
  • Always walk on the sidewalk, if not one, walk facing traffic.
  • Don't relay solely on pedestrian signals, look before crossing the road.

Safety Tips for Motorist

  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, marked or unmarked (It's the law.)
  • Do not block nor park in crosswalks.
  • Motorist are not allowed to travel or park in bike lanes.
  • Look out for guide dogs
  • Don't drive distracted.
  • Don't use your cell phone while driving.

Safety Tips for Bicyclists

Crossing the street
  • Do not ride on the sidewalk.
  • Watch for turning cars in the bike lane.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Ride in the same directions as traffic on the road.
  • Stop at red lights.
  • Yield right-of-way.
  • Wear reflective clothing and use lights at night.
  • Use hand signals.