Watch for Dawgs Promotes Campus Safety















As we approach the middle of the fall semester, Watch for Dawgs continues to encourage the entire UGA community to navigate campus safely. Every day at UGA, thousands of students, faculty, staff, and visitors walk, bike, drive, and ride buses on shared road spaces. Everyone should keep their heads up and watch the Dawgs.

Here are some reminders so that together, everyone can make the campus community safer:

Pedestrian Considerations: (Please see more information here)

    • Pedestrians should use sidewalks and crosswalks when moving around campus. If there is no sidewalk available, please walk versus oncoming traffic.
    • Please consider lowering the music volume or using only one earbud to increase the perception of surroundings.

Cycling Considerations: (Please see more information here)

    • Bicycles, including electric/pedal-assist bicycles, are considered legal road vehicles and riders are subject to the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. Learn more about Georgia’s bicycle laws here.
    • When accessing sidewalks or crosswalks, cyclists should walk with their bicycles in these spaces, as sidewalks and crosswalks are for pedestrian use only, not for active riding. A bike.
    • Cyclists are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet when riding.

Considerations for electric scooters, skateboards and unicycles:

    • Like bicycles, alternative transportation vehicles, including scooters, skateboards, and monowheels, must obey traffic laws, including stopping at stop signs and traffic lights and following all rules that apply to cars on the road.
    • In addition, these travel options must follow the flow of traffic and yield to pedestrians.
    • When accessing sidewalks or crosswalks, users must walk with their vehicle in these spaces, because sidewalks and crosswalks are for pedestrian use only, not for active driving. a scooter, skateboard or one-wheeled device.
    • Helmets are strongly encouraged for those using these alternative modes of transportation.

Driver Considerations: (Please see more information here)

Watch out Bulldogs! Not only is distracted driving dangerous, but in Georgia it is illegal. Whatever the message, it can wait.