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Be Safe on the Way

If you ride a bicycle

  • Register your bicycle.
  • Keep a record of the bike's description, serial number, and registration number.
  • Engrave the bike with an easily traceable identification number (such as a driver's license).
  • Park in a spot with many people around.
  • Lock your bicycle to a bike rack or a tree - but never a tree that could be damaged. Use a cable or chain (at least 3/8" Diameter) linked through both wheels and frame.
  • Never leave a bike unlocked. When possible, keep it indoors. If it is stolen, notify campus security or local police immediately.

If you drive a car

  • Drive with doors locked and windows rolled up.
  • Lock doors and trunk when parking. Take your keys.
  • Do not leave valuables in view. Store valuables in a locked trunk or take them with you.
  • Park in lighted areas.
  • Check the back seat before getting into a car.

When you are walking or jogging

  • Do not walk alone. Get a friend to go with you - especially at night. Carry a whistle.
  • Use public walkways. Walk on lighted paths and in lighted parking lots. Avoid shortcuts and dark or isolated spots.
  • Women should take extra precautions. Dress for freedom of movement - no long, confining skirts, clogs, platform shoes, easy-to-grab capes, etc.
  • Keep your purse tucked closely under your arm. Do not overload yourself with bundles.
  • Do not hitchhike.

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