Issue #9– May 01, 2007
by: Public SafetyA few reminders from our friends at Public Safety:
• Be safe at night: Always run in lighted areas when running at night. It is safer to run with a partner when running at night. Wear bright, reflective clothing so drivers of vehicles can easily see you.
• Stay aware: Always be observant and aware of your surroundings and be familiar with the blue-light call boxes campus-wide. Build them into your running route whenever possible.
• Let your friends know your route: If you are going out for a run, let your roommate or friends know where you will be running and roughly what time you expect to be home. That way, should something happen to you; someone will know to look for you if you are late and know where to look.
• Headphones: Headphones can be dangerous since they limit your ability to hear what is going on in your surroundings. For instance, if you are blaring music into your ears, you might not hear the squealing tires closing in on you or someone coming up behind you. Don’t wear headphones.
• Plan your routes: Always know your route and be familiar with the territory. If you are planning to run down a long stretch of road, go for a drive first and make sure there is plenty of room on the shoulder or sidewalk for you to run safely.
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