9-13-2012

Contact: Amy Murray,

Ohio State holds campus-wide traffic safety event

Goal is to remind drivers, bikers and pedestrians how to be safe on campus

Ohio State students, faculty and staff who are outdoors on campus between 1 and 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, will see a concentrated educational effort aimed at improving traffic safety.

Recent tragic traffic incidents in the campus area have heightened awareness of the need to reinforce safe behavior among drivers, bikers and pedestrians.

Volunteers will be stationed at high-traffic areas on campus to hand out information materials and help spread important traffic safety messages. The messages will include reminders that pedestrians should only cross at sidewalks, drivers should yield to pedestrians and bikers should ride with traffic.

In a message last week, President E. Gordon Gee said all members of the campus community share the responsibility to ensure that we walk, drive or bike safely. Gee will be stationed between Bricker and Derby Halls on 17th Ave. from 1 to 1:30 p.m. to provide informational materials.
In addition to students and staff, volunteers will include Ohio State University Police and local law enforcement agencies.

WHAT: Ohio State holds campus-wide traffic safety event to raise awareness of safe behaviors.

WHO: Volunteers, including President Gee, numerous law enforcement agencies and Ohio State students and staff will be stationed around campus.

WHEN: Between 1 and 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. President Gee will be stationed
between Bricker and Derby Halls on 17th Ave. from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: High-traffic areas on campus.