Road Safety

Getting around


By foot

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Be careful when crossing roads and tram tracks. Stop, look and listen before you cross and don’t walk in front of approaching vehicles.
  • Never walk along the tram tracks.
  • Day or night, walk facing the traffic so that a vehicle can’t pull up behind you unnoticed.
  • Don’t take short cuts or walk in isolated areas. Keep to well lit pathways.

By car

  • Ensure you have enough fuel for the journey.
  • Keep all car doors locked when driving.
  • Never pick up hitch hikers.
  • Keep valuables out of sight – don’t put your handbag/wallet on the passenger seat when driving.
  • Park in well lit area or supervised car park.

By bicycle

  • Wear protective headwear and bright colours.
  • Use lights in poor visibility.

Find out more at our Bike Safety page or at the University Cycle Forum.


By public transport

  • Use black cabs or book a taxi home in advance.
  • Never get into an unlicensed minicab – no matter how long you’ve been waiting, or how much you just want to get home, it is never worth the risk.
  • Avoid using quiet or lonely bus or tram stops.
  • Sit as close to the bus driver or tram conductor as possible.