Auburn University, community officials to launch ‘Travel with Care Auburn’ campaign April 4

AUBURN – To heighten awareness of transportation safety, Auburn University, the city of Auburn and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office will launch the “Travel with Care Auburn” campaign, Monday, April 4, at 2 p.m. on Samford lawn. Auburn University President Jay Gogue, Auburn Mayor Bill Ham, Jr. and Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones will join members of the community to kick off the campaign.

Monday through Friday, April 4-8, the message of transportation safety will be communicated in a variety of ways with specific information for motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and those who use public transportation. A series of public service announcements will urge drivers to be alert for pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians will be reminded about proper use of crosswalks, pedestrian crossing signals and reflective materials for nighttime visibility. Bicyclists will be reminded to ride with traffic, obey traffic signals and signs, use hand signals and use lights at night for visibility.

Throughout the week, event stations stocked with items to enhance safety and visibility at night will be set up around the city of Auburn and on campus. Police will be more closely monitoring citizens and students for violations of safety laws, such as improper use of crosswalks and pedestrian crossing signals, and encouraging them to act safely.

On Wednesday, April 6, everyone is encouraged to wear white in observance of those who have been affected by pedestrian, bicycle, transit or vehicular accidents.

To find out more about this campaign or the laws, go to www.travelwithcareauburn.com, or contact City of Auburn Traffic Engineer Brandy Ezelle at (334) 501-3029 or Susan McCallister, associate director of Auburn University Public Safety Information and Education at (334) 844-4876.

Contact: Susan McCallister, (334) 844-4876 (mccalsm@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)