Detroit, MI 48202
The ninth annual Drive Safely to WSU Campaign is designed to promote road safety and driving practices among students, faculty, and staff, as well as other commuter issues such as distracted driving, driving under the influence, driver education, aggressive driving, and pedestrian safety.
The one-day program on Wayne State's Anthony Wayne Drive kicks off at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 with presentations by leading local and state officials who care deeply about road safety. Dignitaries include WSU Provost Ronald Brown, MDOT Director Kirk Steudle, MDOT COO Gregory Johnson, and others who will participate in the opening ceremony. This year's opening ceremony will also feature keynote speaker Bonnie Raffaele of the KDR Challenge. The KDR challenge was created in memory of her daughter Kelsey Dawn Raffaele who was tragically killed in an automobile accident on January 24, 2010.
Hands-on activities and demonstrations will continue in the Engineering Development Center and on Anthony Wayne Drive Wednesday afternoon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including an “Arrive Alive” tour, child safety seat demonstrations and checks, information and videos on poor driving behavior, consequences of failure to use seat belts, crash statistics, information and samples of "mocktails" to promote alternatives to alcoholic beverages. The event will also include educational outreach activities, drawings for prizes, and more.