SXSW and March events safety tips from APD

one

APD reminds everyone to stay safe this SXSW.  Check out their press release below.


Parking

  • Always park in a well-lit parking lot/area
  • Do not park in areas that say "No parking" 
  • Towing will be enforced in the Guadalupe Neighborhood area. The boundaries are East 7th-11th Streets from the west frontage of IH-35 to Navasota Street.
  • If your vehicle gets towed from a public street or alley you will need to call Southside Wrecker at (512) 441-7094 
  • If you get towed from a private parking lot, a sign will be posted at the entrance with the contact information for the towing company servicing that particular lot 
  • Only provide money to legitimate parking attendants. 
Street Closures

Buddy System

  • It is always important to use the buddy system; if you are with a group of friends try your best to stay with your group
  •  If for some reason you get separated from your group, designate a meeting location 
  • Sometimes cell phones do not work due to high usage in one area, so have a backup plan. 
  • Designate a driver!  It is not worth getting behind the wheel drunk.  You are putting your own life and innocent lives at risk. 
Protecting your valuables

  • If you are staying in a hotel, it is important for you to put all your major valuables such as computers, electronics, jewelry, etc. in a secure area 
Pedestrians

  • Stay off the road when possible – use sidewalks and crosswalks when available
  • Monitor the traffic around you so you can assess the risks you face
  • Never assume that because you can see vehicles they can see you
  • Eliminate distractions such as cell phones and electronics
  • Wear reflective clothing when walking at night and walk in well-lit areas 
Bicyclists

  • Always check over your shoulder and signal your intentions, even when just changing position in a lane
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks – Never assume that because you can see vehicles, they can see you
  • Obey the same traffic laws as vehicles 
Drivers

  • Don't drive distracted
  • Don't text and drive
  • Slow down, especially in areas with a lot of pedestrian traffic
  • Share the road with pedestrians, cyclists and other road users
  • Check mirrors and blind spots for bicycles and pedestrians before turning, changing lanes or opening car doors
  • When passing a cyclist, reduce speed and give plenty of space
  • Always signal your turns
Drive sober
Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

WATCH FOX 7 NEWS LIVE

FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories