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San Francisco State University Police DepartmentSAStudent Affairs(415) 338-7200CRIME PREVENTIONCrime prevention has been defined as the anticipation, the recognition and the appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.EMERGENCY(24Hours)911If you are on the main campus and using a cell phone, dial (415) 338-2222 for the University Police.BUSINESS(24Hours)(415) 338-7200CRIME HOTLINE(415) 338-3030prepared by the Crime Prevention Unitwww.sfsu.edu/~updSan Francisco State UniversityPedestrianSafety• Forty percent of pedestrians age 16 and older killed in nighttime motor vehicle crashes in 2010 had blood alcohol concentrations at or above 0.10 percent. Seventy percent had no alcohol in their blood.DANGEROUS INTERSECTIONSSAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER• Taraval Street and 19th Ave• Irving Street and 19th Ave• Noriega Street and 19th Ave• Holloway/Crespi Ave and 19th Ave• Eucalyptus Drive and 19th Avenue• Quintera Street and 19th Avenue• Clement Street and Park Presidio• Lake Street and Park Presidio• California Street and Park Presidio• Lincoln and 19th AvenuesPEDESTRIAN SAFETY TIPS• ALWAYS cross at intersections!• Look left, then right, then left again before proceeding.• Look for traffic when stepping off a bus or from behind parked cars.• As a passenger, get in and out of a car on the curb side of the street.• Make eye contact with drivers before you cross the street.• Be alert while crossing the street! Avoid using a cell phone or iPod while crossing.LPEDESTRIAN SAFETY PEDESTRIAN LAWS21453 (d) VC- ...A pedestrian facing a steady circular RED or RED ARROW signal shall not enter the roadway.21452 (b) VC- A pedestrian facing a steady circular YELLOW signal,.. is, by that signal, warned that there is insufficient time to cross the roadway and shall NOT enter the roadway.21451 (d) VC- A pedestrian facing a circular GREEN signal, may proceed across the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk, but shall yield to the right-of-way to vehicles lawfully within the intersection at the time that signal is first shown.21456 (a) VC- "WALK" or approved "Walking Person" symbol. A pedestrian facing the signal may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal, but shall yield to the right-of-way to vehicles lawfully within the intersection at the time that signal is first shown. 21456 (b) VC- Flashing or steady "DONT WALK" or "WAIT" or approved "Upraised Hand" symbol. No pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of the signal, but any pedestrian who has partially completed crossing shall proceed to a sidewalk or safety zone or otherwise leave the roadway while the "WAIT" or "DONT WALK" or approved "Upraised Hand" symbol is showing.21950 (b) VC- No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard. No pedestrian may unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.21461.5 VC- It shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to fail to obey any sign or signal erected or maintained to indicate or carry out the provisions of this code or any local traffic ordinance or resolution adopted pursuant to a local traffic ordinance....PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTSTATISTICSThe following facts are based on the analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System:• Pedestrians are the second largest category of motor vehicle deaths, after occupants, and account for about 15 percent of motor vehicle deaths.• In 2010, 3,876 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States - a decrease of 5 percent from the 4,092 pedestrians killed in 2009.• On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 120 minutes.• There were 77,000 pedestrians injured in traffic crashes in 2010.• On average, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic crash every 9 minutes.• Most Pedestrian Fatalities in 2010 occurred in urban areas (79 percent), at non intersections (81 percent), in normal weather conditions (90 percent), and at night (78


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