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Pedestrian and Traffic
Safety Online Training
Presented by
Environmental Health
& Safety Services Office
Tips when driving in the SU Community
Every day thousands of motorists, including; buses,
construction vehicles, cyclists,...
Simple Rules to Follow
 Drive at safe speed on campus, 15MPH is the maximum
speed limit.
 Yield the right of way to pede...
Question
 Have you ever talked or texted while you were driving a
motor vehicle?
 Ask your self why?
 This is prohibite...
Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is any
activity that could divert a
person's attention away
from the primary task of...
Texting and Driving
Sending or receiving a text message takes a driver's eyes
from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds....

 A PREVENTABLE COLLISION IS ONE
IN WHICH THE DRIVER FAILED TO
DO EVERYTHING REASONABLE
TO PREVENT IT.
Preventable Colli...

Is Knowledge: Of…
The vehicle you are driving – understanding the
limits of your vehicle.
Traffic Laws – Road markings, ...

Is Anticipation: Of…
Driving problems and how managing your time helps
you manage those problems.
Time of the day and ho...

Is Showing Good Judgment: By…
Wearing your seat belt (It’s the law & a University
requirement.)
Stop driving and rest wh...

Traffic Violations – license is a privilege, not
a right!!!
In New York State 11 points in 18 months, your
license can b...
NYS V&T Law Seat Belts
§1229-c. Operation of vehicles with safety seats and
safety belts.
No person shall operate a motor ...
Statistics
Failure to wear a seat belt contributes to more fatalities
than any other single traffic safety-related behavio...

Over 35% of all Syracuse University at fault
accidents involve backing-up, parking or striking
parked vehicles. Why?
lac...

Avoid backing as much as possible.
Choose a parking space that you can leave without
backing wherever possible.
Know wha...

Departments shall continue to report Motor
Vehicle Accidents involving University owned,
rented or leased vehicles in ac...

Covered employees will be tested for substance abuse
following an accident where:
 A life is lost.
 The driver is cite...

Brian O’Hara E.H.S.S.O.
baohara@syr.edu 315-443-7567
Contact Info
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  1. 1. Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Online Training Presented by Environmental Health & Safety Services Office
  2. 2. Tips when driving in the SU Community Every day thousands of motorists, including; buses, construction vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians, in-line skaters, skateboarders all converge on campus. In recent years we've seen increased traffic and pedestrian congestion on and off campus, due in part to construction and road closings
  3. 3. Simple Rules to Follow  Drive at safe speed on campus, 15MPH is the maximum speed limit.  Yield the right of way to pedestrians in the crosswalk.  Be alert for people acting unpredictably, crossing at non- crosswalk locations.  Pay particular attention when approaching buses unloading passengers; pedestrians often cross in front of the bus, particularly at a crosswalk.
  4. 4. Question  Have you ever talked or texted while you were driving a motor vehicle?  Ask your self why?  This is prohibited by New York State law.  Only you can control your actions, and you can decide not to do this.
  5. 5. Distracted Driving Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety.
  6. 6. Texting and Driving Sending or receiving a text message takes a driver's eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. At 55 MPH this is equivalent to driving the entire length of a football field, blindfolded. Texting and Driving is the equivalent of driving with a (B.A.C.) Blood Alcohol Content of .08, the legal limit for DWI in New York State. Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times greater than driving while not distracted.
  7. 7.   A PREVENTABLE COLLISION IS ONE IN WHICH THE DRIVER FAILED TO DO EVERYTHING REASONABLE TO PREVENT IT. Preventable Collisions
  8. 8.  Is Knowledge: Of… The vehicle you are driving – understanding the limits of your vehicle. Traffic Laws – Road markings, signs, symbols, color, shape Your destination - bad traffic areas, alternate routes, current map Defensive Driving
  9. 9.  Is Anticipation: Of… Driving problems and how managing your time helps you manage those problems. Time of the day and how it affects your driving. (morning, noon, evening) Weather forecast; and how you plan for driving. Defensive Driving
  10. 10.  Is Showing Good Judgment: By… Wearing your seat belt (It’s the law & a University requirement.) Stop driving and rest when fatigued, stressed, or emotionally upset. Always maintaining control- Don’t let someone or some event affect your driving. Defensive Driving
  11. 11.  Traffic Violations – license is a privilege, not a right!!! In New York State 11 points in 18 months, your license can be suspended. SU driving policy allows up to 6 points, on your license before your SU driving privilege is suspended (SU) No one is allowed to drive for Syracuse University with a “probationary”, “court-restricted”, “graduated”, or “international” License. Violations
  12. 12. NYS V&T Law Seat Belts §1229-c. Operation of vehicles with safety seats and safety belts. No person shall operate a motor vehicle unless such person is restrained by a safety belt approved by the commissioner. In the case of any other back seat passenger under the age of sixteen, he or she is restrained by a safety belt approved by the commissioner.
  13. 13. Statistics Failure to wear a seat belt contributes to more fatalities than any other single traffic safety-related behavior. Wearing a seat belt is still the single most effective thing we can do to save lives and reduce injuries on America's roadways. Seatbelts are estimated to save 9,500 lives each year.
  14. 14.  Over 35% of all Syracuse University at fault accidents involve backing-up, parking or striking parked vehicles. Why? lack of practice, not paying attention, not being familiar with the vehicle you are operating. Backing Up
  15. 15.  Avoid backing as much as possible. Choose a parking space that you can leave without backing wherever possible. Know what’s beside or behind your vehicle before you begin to back-up, even if this means getting out and walking around your vehicle. Backing up
  16. 16.  Departments shall continue to report Motor Vehicle Accidents involving University owned, rented or leased vehicles in accordance with the University’s Accident Reporting Procedures. All University drivers are required to report any changes to their driving records to the Safety Department. Mandatory Reporting
  17. 17.  Covered employees will be tested for substance abuse following an accident where:  A life is lost.  The driver is cited for a moving violation.  One or more vehicles is towed as a result of the accident.  Person receives medical attention away from the scene Testing
  18. 18.  Brian O’Hara E.H.S.S.O. baohara@syr.edu 315-443-7567 Contact Info

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