• Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay in well-lit areas.
  • Do not carry important documents with you. Always carry a photo copy of your DS 2019 Form
  • Never give out your passport to anyone.
  • Put your money in the bank.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash.
  • Use reflective gear, bike helmet, and headlights when riding a bike at night.
  • Lock up your bike.
  • Use sunscreen to prevent serious sunburn.
  • Do not go into the lake, river or pool, if you don’t know how to swim.
  • Beware of the Wisconsin River’s current.
  • Do not hitchhike, especially if you get a ride offered by a stranger.
  • Ask a police officer for help, if you are ever in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation.
  • Do not enter I 90/94 Interstate system on foot or while riding a bike.
  • Watch the Police Bike/Pedestrian Safety video and obey the rules/laws listed.

 

 

Helpful tips:

  • Always go out in a group.
  • Always keep an eye on your drink when you go out.
  • Never accept an open drink from a stranger.
  • Never drink something that looks or smells strange.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • If someone is following you, get to a well-lit area and call 911.
  • If someone offers to purchase your social security number, call the police. Provide the police with a description of the person(s) and their vehicle including the license plate number.
  • If someone tries to tell you they can get you a high paying job somewhere else be very cautious. Even if people are from your home country, or know your family, many of their promises are false. This can be a very dangerous situation. Please notify your manager, landlord or the police immediately.

 

When riding your bike:

  • Obey all traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings.
  • Do not ride against the direction of traffic.
  • Ride on the far right-hand side of the road.
  • Use lights and reflectors when riding at night.
  • Pay close attention to pedestrians.
  • Be aware of auto drivers’ rights to turn right on red light.
  • Use bike lanes where available.