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Participate in survey gathering feedback on pedestrian and cyclist safety

Nov. 10, 2017—Faculty, students and staff can access and fill out a five-minute survey created by Vanderbilt Public Safety until Dec. 15.

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VUPD offers campus safety tips for pedestrians and motorists

Feb. 10, 2017—The Vanderbilt University Police Department, which responds to vehicle–pedestrian accidents near and on campus, offers some tips to help reduce the number of these accidents and improve campus safety.

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Vanderbilt ophthalmologist emphasizes care in dim-light driving as time change brings darkness to evening commute

Nov. 3, 2016—With the end of daylight saving time, ophthalmologists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute want to focus on a real issue—dim-light driving situations that can endanger drivers and pedestrians.

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Child pedestrian deaths increase on Halloween night

Oct. 26, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers safe trick-or-treating tips Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt know Halloween can be scary, but for different reasons than you think. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.* “The excitement...

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Child-pedestrian incidents increase with start of school year

Aug. 5, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Offers Safety Tips to Prevent Injury, Death The start of the school year is the most dangerous time on neighborhood streets and in school zones for child-pedestrians and bus riders. As schools welcome students back to the classroom, experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are...

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Efforts to enhance pedestrian safety at Vanderbilt continue

Jun. 3, 2016—Campus safety and planning officials as well as representatives of Metro Nashville Public Works are proactively addressing pedestrian and traffic safety concerns at Vanderbilt.

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Warm weather heralds beginning of “trauma season”; Vanderbilt physicians urge pedestrians and drivers to use extra caution

Apr. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center trauma physicians are warning pedestrians and drivers to be attentive, alert and cautious as the weather warms up and the likelihood of auto-pedestrian accidents increases. In 2015, 18 pedestrians died after being struck by vehicles in Davidson County. In 2016, there have been two pedestrian deaths so far, according to Nashville...

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Campus safety walk April 6; Take Vanderbilt Active Transportation Survey

Mar. 23, 2016—Students, faculty and staff are invited to join in a walking tour of campus on National Walking Day, April 6, at 2 p.m. The policy tour event will highlight bike and pedestrian safety efforts on campus.

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WalkBike Vanderbilt promotes safe campus travel, plans walking tour

Feb. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt is now home to a new organization, WalkBike Vanderbilt, which is working to promote a more walkable and bikeable campus.

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Reminder: Child pedestrian deaths increase on Halloween night

Oct. 28, 2015—Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt know Halloween can be scary, but for different reasons than you think. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

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21st Avenue-Broadway intersection features new traffic light, plaza, giant whisk

Sep. 4, 2015—A Metro Nashville Public Works project will improve pedestrian safety and increase functionality at the intersection where 21st Avenue South meets Broadway near the entrance to Vanderbilt Law School.

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Metro Police to host free traffic-safety event July 25

Jul. 22, 2015—The Metro Nashville Police Department will host a “Share the Road” awareness event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, in Centennial Park.

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