Traffic Safety at IUPUI

Jags on the move

Activity on campus is in full swing, which means more people, more cars, and more traffic. The best way to stay safe is to take care of ourselves and each other.

If you are DRIVING on campus:

  • Slow down and obey the posted speed limit.
  • Always look for pedestrians, especially when turning at an intersection with a traffic light.
  • Look for stopped vehicles; they could be stopping for pedestrians. Indiana law requires all vehicles to stop if approaching a vehicle from the rear that has stopped at a crosswalk for a pedestrian.
  • When entering crosswalk areas, drive slowly and be prepared to stop.
  • Yield to pedestrians crossing in marked, designated crosswalks, and be careful when passing stopped vehicles that have stopped at the crosswalks.

If you are WALKING on campus:

  • Cross the street at marked crosswalks and intersections. 
  • Stop and look every time before crossing the street.
  • Use pedestrian push-buttons and obey “walk” and “don’t walk” signals.
  • Make eye contact with drivers to confirm they see you. Never assume they do, even with eye contact. 

If you are BIKING on campus:

  • Slow down and make eye contact.
  • Don’t ride on the sidewalk—crossing streets between sidewalks is dangerous.
  • Don’t ride the wrong way. Always ride in the same direction as vehicle traffic, not against it.
  • Don’t stop in a stopped vehicle’s blind spot.
  • Signal your turns.

ALL OF US should:

  • Maintain a sense of situational awareness.
  • Keep your eyes up and keep at least one ear free so you can hear what’s happening around you.
  • Pay close attention to construction zones and SLOW down.
  • Be patient. Together we will all get to where we need to go.