24 Nov 2015
Road Safety Week - staying safe on campus
To coincide with Road Safety Week, students and staff are reminded to show caution when travelling on campus.
The University has taken measures to ensure that the campus is a safe environment for the thousands of staff, students and visitors it receives every day.
In order to help reduce the risk of any incidents on campus caused by vehicles, a strict 15mph speed limit is enforced for all vehicles travelling on University grounds.
All users of the campus must adhere to this speed limit and speed cameras are in operation with tickets being given for any speeding offences.
To make sure that you’re acting safely, here are a few simple tips to keep in mind:
1. Look out for cyclists, especially when turning - make eye contact if possible so they know you’ve seen them
2. Follow the 15mph speed limit and use your indicators
3. Give cyclists plenty of space when overtaking them. If there isn’t sufficient space to pass, hold back. Remember that cyclists may need to manoeuvre suddenly if the road is poor, it’s windy or if a car door is opened
4. Always check for cyclists when you open your car door
5. Follow the Highway Code including ‘stop’ and ‘give way’ signs and traffic lights
For more information on campus safety, click here.