Issue #11– October 10, 2008
A few reminders from our campus partners in Public Safety:
• Be safe at night: Always run in lighted areas. It is safer to run with a partner. Wear bright, reflective clothing so drivers 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.
• Plan your route: Always know your route and be familiar with the territory. If you are planning to run down a long stretch of road, drive the route first and make sure there is plenty of room on the shoulder or sidewalk for you to run safely.
WALK SMART - BE AWARE
• Plan the safest route to your destination and use it!
• Walk with a companion whenever possible.
• Take time to learn the neighborhood. A few minutes to notice what stores are open, type of street lighting and the locations of telephones may
be important if you need help later.
• Keep purses close to your body and maintain a firm grip on them. Wallets should be carried in your front pants pocket.
• Don’t overburden yourself with books, backpacks or packages.
• Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Leave valuables, such as expensive jewelry at home.
• Be aware that headphones played at an increased volume reduce your ability to hear
sounds that may alert you to danger.
• Call for a mobile escort during evening hours (475-2853).
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