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LETTER: A welcome from a Bloomington native

Open letter to the students and other members of the IU community:

Welcome! We are glad you are here.

Our hope for you is you have a safe and productive year in Bloomington.

To that end, let’s briefly review the rules of the road.

Whether you are a motorist or a bicyclist, you are expected to come to a full stop at stop signs and traffic lights.

If you are a bicyclist, this will be inconvenient for you.

As a motorist, it’s inconvenient for me too — but it’s the law.

Whether you are a motorist or a bicyclist, you are expected to signal when you intend to turn, so, bicyclists, please use hand signals.

It is always a good idea to let the people around you know what you 
intend to do.

There are bicycle/pedestrian and bicycle/car 
collisions every year, sometimes resulting in serious injury.

Please stay safe and obey the rules of the road.

Pedestrians, please don’t just walk out into the street without looking both ways.

You won’t know if the driver of the car coming your way has been 
drinking or is otherwise 
impaired.

Trust no one to be 
watching out for you.

Please be alert when you cross the street.

Those who love you will be very grateful that you are proactive with safety issues.

Thank you, and best wishes for a great year.

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