Drivers reminded of blind pedestrian right-of-way law as Summer Academy nears

July 15, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Beginning Sunday, July 17, through Friday, Aug. 5, Penn State will host the 2016 Summer Academy, a program designed to assist blind and visually impaired students with the transition to college life, with a focus on campus mobility. Approximately 25 students from across Pennsylvania will attend the program and stay in on-campus housing.

Drivers on campus are reminded of their obligation to yield the right-of-way (slow down and prepare to stop) to blind pedestrians, whether they have a white cane or a guide dog, or are being led by others. Drivers are urged to exercise caution on the road to ensure the safety of all Summer Academy students.

For more details on Pennsylvania law as it pertains to yielding the right-of-way to blind pedestrians, visit

For more information on the 2016 Summer Academy, contact Student Disability Resources by phone at 814-863-1807.

Last Updated July 15, 2016