Department of Public Safety Winter driving tips

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Department of Public Safety Winter driving tips

  •         Sign up for the ENS system through your bobcat account. Important campus closures or restrictions are distributed through this system.
  •         Use ODOT’s trip check for roadway conditions. https://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp?curRegion=5
  •         Slow down and keep a safe distance – probably the most common cause of accidents on campus is unsafe speed for conditions, coupled with following too close.
  •         Use winter driving safety equipment – winter tires, studded tire, 4WD, etc. and make sure your vehicle is in satisfactory operating condition, especially your wipers.
  •         One easy way to lose control is to heavily apply your breaks.  Don’t put yourself in a position where you have to do a panic stop…drive and plan ahead.
  •         Don’t be fooled….a seemingly “damp” road can actually be a frozen, icy surface.
  •         Use caution when walking on icy/snowy surfaces
  •         Do not park or pull into lots or areas closed, they are closed for a reason and you may get stuck or hamper our snow plowing efforts.
  •         All traffic laws are enforced by Campus Public Safety Officers – the regulations and signage are there to provide a safe traffic environment.

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