Safety Starts With You

SAFETY STARTS WITH YOU

You are an important part of building a safe micromobility culture on campus. Together we can create a healthy environment for pedestrians, cyclists, scooter operators, and motorists alike.

While micromobility vehicles have been on campus for years, their numbers have increased significantly – and now many are motorized. We have experienced a dramatic rise in unsafe riding practices and reports of accidents and near-misses involving micromobility vehicles.

Do your part, Terps! Safety starts with YOU.

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SAFE SCOOTING & CYCLING STARTS WITH YOU

  • Ride on the road, in the direction of traffic.
  • On campus streets, position yourself in the center of the lane and avoid riding in the “door zone”,  the shoulder, or in a driver’s blind spot. Follow shared pavement markings for guidance. 
  • If you must use a sidewalk to access your destination, dismount your scooter/bike and walk.
  • Obey traffic signals, stop at stop signs, and stay in your lane. 
  • Yield to pedestrians.
  • Keep your eyes on the road and stay alert. 
  • Be aware of your surroundings and do not wear headphones while riding.
  • Leave 3 feet between yourself and another vehicle when passing.
  • Be predictable, be visible and use hand signals when turning.
  • One micromobility vehicle, one operator. Do not ride with extra passengers. 
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Be visible. Equip your vehicle with front and rear lights. Wear something light or reflective after dark. 

What is Micromobility?

Micromobility vehicles are a range of lightweight, low-speed vehicles driven by users, such as bikes, e-scooters and skateboards.

SAFE DRIVING STARTS WITH YOU

  • Share the road.
  • Slow down! Obey the speed limit and road signs. 
  • Look out!  Yield to people walking, biking, or scooting. 
  • Look for micromobility operators before opening your door.
  • Allow at least 3 feet when passing bikes or e-scooters.
  • Do not drive distracted or impaired. 

 SAFE WALKING STARTS WITH YOU

  • Look up and stay alert.

  • Walk on sidewalks.
  • Cross at street corners, use crosswalks, and wait for the walk signal. 
  • Be aware of your surroundings. If you’re wearing headphones keep the volume low.
  • Be visible. Wear something light or reflective after dark.