SSRI Takes Third Place in “I Yield to Blue Devils” Campaign Contest
As motorists, our commitment to follow traffic laws plays a significant role in keeping Duke’s campus safe for everyone. That’s why Duke Police sponsored the “I Yield to Blue Devils” campaign to encourage Duke community members to drive safely and share the road.
The campaign launched during last year’s National Night Out on August 2, 2016, an annual community-building crime prevention event. The campaign encourages members of the Duke community to pledge their commitment to set an example for others while helping students, faculty, staff, and visitors feel safe on campus.
By taking the “I Yield to Blue Devils” pledge, Duke community members promise to:
- Drive within the speed limit.
- Stop at all stop signs.
- Stop at all red traffic lights.
- Stop to let pedestrians cross the street.
- Share the road responsibly with bicyclists and other vehicles.
To encourage members of the Duke community to take the pledge, Duke Police hosted a contest to reward the top five departments at Duke with the most pledges over the course of the year. This year’s National Night Out on August 1, 2017 will include a celebration recognizing the top five departments. The Social Science Research Institute took third place in the competition, so Megh Freeland will represent SSRI at the National Night Out and accept the third place trophy on SSRI’s behalf.
Though the competition may be over, it’s not too late to take the “I Yield to Blue Devils” pledge. Click here and join others who have pledged to help keep Duke’s campus safe for everyone. To learn more about Duke Police’s National Night Out, click here.