Auburn University and City of Auburn to kick off transportation safety campaign Monday

AUBURN – Auburn University and the City of Auburn are sponsoring a joint safety and alternative transportation campaign, “Travel With Care,” April 5-9. With its tagline of “However you go, go safely,” the campaign will encourage motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, transit riders and all travelers to obey the rules of the road to ensure their safety and the safety of fellow travelers.

Auburn University President Jay Gogue, Mayor Bill Ham Jr. and members of the community will be on hand Monday, April 5, at 11:15 a.m. at Toomer’s Corner for the campaign kickoff.

Throughout the week, the Auburn Police Division will step up enforcement of traffic and safety regulations including those on jaywalking, running red lights and stopping at crosswalks. Volunteers will distribute educational materials and reflective giveaways throughout the week. Local radio stations will run public service announcement supporting the campaign.

Wearing white on Wednesday, April 7, will be a way to remember those affected in pedestrian, bicycle, transit or vehicular accidents.

For safety tips and rules of the road, go to www.travelwithcareauburn.com.

Funding for “Travel With Care” is provided in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Contact: Susan McCallister at (334) 703-7255 (mccalsm@auburn.edu),
Brandy Ezelle at (334) 501-3029 (bezelle@auburnalabama.org), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)