University of Pennsylvania and PennDOT Team Up for Operation Safe Holiday

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151
Media Contact:Jenny Robinson | | 610-476-2954December 9, 2008

WHO:

Maureen Rush, Penn Vice President for Public Safety
Tom Messner, Penn Public Safety
Lou Belmonte, PennDOT Traffic Engineer
George Geisler, Law Enforcement Liaison for the PA DUI
Association

WHAT: Operation Safe Holiday kick-off

WHEN: Noon, Dec. 11, 2008

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania
36th and Walnut streets

The University of Pennsylvania is joining with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to reach out to students and young adults, as well as the general public, to urge safe travel the holiday season. The University is participating in PennDOT-funded statewide enforcement and education to promote highway safety.

A 30-foot “DUI Memorial” trailer will be on site and open to the public to view and tour. The interior features a 25-foot wall printed with 1,000 names of DUI victims.