Watch for Dawgs

Watch for Dawgs

 

The Watch for Dawgs transportation safety campaign encourages students, faculty, staff, and visitors to watch out for one another while traveling through campus. Whether you are a motorist, cyclist, pedestrian, or passenger, it is important to stay alert and be aware of who is sharing the road with you. 
 
Vehicles
 
Distracted driving is dangerous driving. Keep your head up by putting down your phone and taking out your earbuds while driving. 
 
Bicycles

BE VISIBLE
Ride with traffic, make eye contact with other road users, use lights and reflectors to enhance visibility to others. If you ride at night you are required to have at least a white front light and a red rear reflector (the fine is $150 if you don’t), but a red rear light is a good idea.

BE PREDICTABLE
Obey stop signs and lights, use hand signals when turning, don’t jump out into traffic suddenly. It is illegal to ride on the sidewalk in Georgia (multi-use paths are allowed) partly because it is difficult for people driving to see you there.

BE COURTEOUS
Take the right-of-way when it’s yours, and yield it to others when it’s theirs. Go slow around people walking on multi-use paths.

Learn more about bicyclng on campus from the Office of Sustainability 

Pedestrians
 
Be aware of your surroundings. Looking down to read a text or listening to music through ear buds makes pedestrians unaware of their surroundings and presents a safety hazard. Keep you head up by putting down your phone and taking out your earbuds when walking. 

Bus Riders 

  • Obtain walking/cycling directions to UGA bus stops. Then view each stop in 360° with UGA's 360º transit app (best viewed on mobile devices) 
  • UGA's transit system is an excellent way to navigate campus. Live track the buses on the UGA app or at routes.uga.edu

Bike & Pedestrian Safety Day 2020

Check back later for information on the next Bike and Pedestrian Safety Day hosted by Auxiliary Services.