Every year, thousands of pedestrians are killed or injured in the United States. IU campuses are not immune—dozens of pedestrians are injured in traffic accidents on our campuses yearly. Our campuses are as safe as we can make them, but despite our best efforts, accidents do happen.
Remember—as a pedestrian, you have the right-of-way only when you’re already in the street. Indiana state law prohibits you from stepping into the path of a car that is so close as to be an immediate hazard. And if you’re crossing anywhere other than within a marked crosswalk or at an intersection, you must yield the right-of-way. If all lanes of traffic aren’t clear enough to give you time to cross the street, you cannot step into the roadway.