Click It or Ticket Seat Belt Enforcement Runs May 18 to May 31

Click It Or Ticket

 

In Ohio last year, 60 percent of all people killed in vehicle crashes were not wearing their seat belts. The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Public Safety, will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign that runs May 18 to May 31. During this time, state and local law enforcement agencies, including OSUPD, will have a visible presence on campus to encourage and enforce seat belt laws to promote safety and increased seat belt usage. Do your part and buckle up. Remember: wearing your seat belt is not an option; it’s the law.

 

Share the Road – Ohio State

Students, faculty, staff and visitors should always keep safety in mind when moving on and around campus. We all use multiple modes of transportation, whether walking, biking or driving and share the responsibility in assuring it’s done safely.

Distracted Behavior

Register for Educational Bicycle Tours on 4/10 and 4/12 with Yay Bikes!

In support of continued traffic safety efforts, the Share the Road educational initiative has partnered with Yay Bikes! to offer educational bicycle tours on Friday, April 10, 2015 and Sunday, April 12, 2015. During this ride, a group of five cyclists will enjoy a casual 10-mile ride through downtown Columbus that prepares them to safely and confidently navigate traffic as a bicyclist. Topics covered during the tours include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning, avoiding common crashes, dangers of distracted riding, interacting peacefully with motor vehicle traffic, and an opportunity for questions and answers. Space is limited so register for your free educational bicycle tour today!


 

#ShareTheResponsibility

With thousands of motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians on campus every day, we are truly a multi-modal campus. Whether walking, biking, or driving, we all share the responsibility to ensure that we navigate campus safely. Lead by example; obey all traffic laws and be courteous to your fellow buckeyes.

By law, bicycles are vehicles and like motorist, cyclists must obey all traffic laws.

Safety between pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles is the responsibility of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. By law, bicycles are vehicles and like motorist, cyclists must obey all traffic laws. One-way streets, stop signs, riding on the right side of the road, and yielding to pedestrians are some of the requirements for bicycle operators. Remember: whether walking, biking, or driving, we all share the road and the responsibility.


Pedestrians

Bicyclists

Motorists

  • Stay on sidewalks
  • Use crosswalks
  • Obey traffic signs and signals
  • Make eye contact with drivers
  • Be visible to drivers and bicyclists
  • Avoid dangerous behaviors
  • Wear light colored clothing at night
  • Be aware of surroundings
  • Do not Jaywalk
  • Wear a helmet
  • Avoid riding on sidewalks. Dismount for crosswalks.
  • Obey traffic signs, signals and speed limits
  • Ride with traffic (Learn more about sharrows)
  • Ride in a predictable straight line
  • Avoid distractions (i.e. headphones and cell phones)
  • Keep your bike in working order
  • Use lights and reflective clothing/gear at night
  • Focus on riding
  • Obey traffic signs, signals and speed limits
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Expect bikes on the road
  • Pass bicyclists with care
  • Use caution and wait to pass
  • Stay alert and avoid distractions
  • Slow down and obey posted speed limits
  • Don’t honk your horn when passing bicyclists
  • Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists when turning

Share the Road – Ohio State is an educational initiative to promote safe behaviors among students, faculty, staff, and visitors moving around campus and raise awareness of the university efforts to provide a safe environment for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

For questions/comments, email sharetheroad@osu.edu.

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