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Currently, the UNM Police department offers escort services to anyone needing an escort from an on-campus location to another on-campus location 24 hours, 7 days a week. We do not give off campus escorts. Call 277-2241 for more information.
With the start of the new academic year, the UNM Police Department is increasing its visibility and enforcement efforts in and around campus streets, and particularly in areas with dense pedestrian traffic, such as crosswalks. Pedestrian safety is important to our campus because so many members of the community walk, bicycle and skateboard to and from classes and activities. As we return for a new academic year, it is important for pedestrians, bicyclists and boarders to remain alert when crossing campus streets. Crosswalks are provided for safe access across busy streets, and campus police will be targeting jaywalkers crossing outside of pedestrian safe crossings. Officers will also be targeting drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Police officers are also closely monitoring speeders, using radar and other speed detection devices, to enforce the campus speed limit of 20 mph, unless otherwise posted.
Skateboarders are reminded that they are required to obey pedestrian laws as well, and cannot ride their boards in the street and must dismount before crossing in a crosswalk. Because of their speed and quick maneuverability, skateboarders are often hard for drivers to spot. As campus becomes more crowded and as schedules become more rushed, we all have to take extra steps to prevent accidents and needless injuries. Pedestrians, skateboarders and bicyclists on campus can work to keep themselves safe by following a few simple tips:
Information on traffic fines, including speeding and pedestrian fines, is available from the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court website at http://www.metrocourt. state.nm.us
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