- 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.
- 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.
- 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.