SAFEBRAKE Activities on Campus

Health science honorary fraternity Eta Sigma Gamma is sponsoring a highway safety awareness campaign on Truman’s campus through March 11. The purpose of SAFEBRAKE is to promote safe driving among students, particularly during the upcoming midterm break.

Truman’s Flame to the Second Century will be lit from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., March 8, in dedication of those who have lost their lives in automobile accidents. A flower memorial will be set up near the flame along with a sign displaying the names of Truman students who died on local highways. All Kirksville residents and members of the University community are welcome to visit the memorial.

Additionally, individualized memorial posters will be hung throughout the campus during the week.

Other SAFEBRAKE activities include a motivational speech at 6:30 p.m., March 8, in Pershing Building 325. Tim Landwehr, a member of the motivational organization “Think First,” will tell his personal story about a car accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury.

From 1-3 p.m., March 9, the Missouri Highway Patrol will do a roll-over car simulation behind the Physical Plant. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Brent Bernhardt will be available to answer questions about safe driving following the simulation.

Students, faculty and staff can also gather information about safe driving at an informational table set up in the Student Union Building throughout the week.

For more information on SAFEBRAKE, contact Emily Forsyth at 665.2933.

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