Play it safe this winter

Frosty mornings and long, cold nights…we’re really in winter now. Travelling on icy roads and dark streets can be tricky, so make sure you check these top tips to stay safe on campus:

  • Driving: Make sure you fully defrost your windows before you set off, and make sure your vehicle is locked when you park it
  • Biking: Wear plenty of layers. Make sure you can be seen by using a white/yellow head light and red tail light – some fluro clothing is a good idea too. Take care if it is wet and slippery on the road (road paint can be especially slippery when wet), and be careful in areas that don’t get sun during winter days.
  • Walking / footpath users: If you are walking, scootering or skateboarding, take care moving on painted surfaces and in areas that shady. Consider your footwear, use handrails when you can and if it would be safer walk on grass during frosty mornings.

If you’re on campus at night:

  • Avoid walking alone at night
  • Travel with a mate if possible
  • Use well-lit walkways and recommended routes at nighttake a look at the Safe walk map
  • If you feel uncomfortable at any point, or spot any unusual behaviour, call UC Security on 0800 823 637

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