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Media Advisory

For immediate use

Sept. 17, 2007


‘Yield to Heels’ brings awareness to pedestrian safety

Wednesday, (Sept. 19), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Four crosswalks (details below)
UNC-Chapel Hill campus

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will stress the importance of pedestrian awareness as part of the “Yield to Heels” pedestrian safety education campaign.  To encourage safety and visibility, Yield to Heels volunteers will be at designated crosswalks to distribute educational fliers and reward those who they see using proper pedestrian techniques.  
Volunteers will be stationed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following crosswalks:

The “Yield to Heels” campaign, coordinated by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, UNC Department of Public Safety and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, encourages drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to be aware, be considerate and be safe.
More information on pedestrian safety is available at www.hsrc.unc.edu or www.dps.unc.edu.

UNC Department of Public Safety contact: Randy Young, (919) 962-1502
UNC Highway Safety Research Center contact: Jennifer Bonchak, (919) 843-4859