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

AUBURN – To heighten awareness of transportation safety, Auburn University, the city of Auburn, Auburn Police Division and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office launched the weeklong “Travel with Care” campaign, Monday, March 19. Auburn University Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry, Mayor Bill Ham Jr., Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson and Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones joined members of the community to kick off the campaign, which encourages motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, transit riders and commuters using other forms of transportation to make safety their first priority on the road.

As indicated in the campaign’s tag line, “however you go, go safely,” the importance of observing traffic laws while respecting all modes of transportation is a major emphasis of the campaign’s message.

During Travel with Care Week, members of the Auburn Police Division will focus on enforcement of traffic and safety regulations including visibility, jaywalking and red light running. Volunteers with the four organizations involved will be stationed at various locations throughout the community to distribute educational materials and reflective giveaways throughout the week.

Go to www.travelwithcareauburn.com for more information. The website offers a transportation safety quiz to test knowledge of the rules of the road, and radio public service announcements and social media feature transportation safety tips throughout “Travel with Care” week.

For more information about the campaign, 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, Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)