March 10, 2009
Written by: Jessica Behnham
Road Raiders are Tech Parent members who provide assistance to students in need of directions, a rest stop or car help while on the road.
Texas Tech University Parent and Family Relations in collaboration with the Texas Tech Parents Association (Tech Parents) announce www.roadraiders.ttu.edu, a Web site that offers students an easy way to locate Road Raiders in their area.
Road Raiders are members of Tech Parents who provide their phone numbers for Texas Tech students in case they need directions, a rest stop or assistance with car trouble while traveling.
Texas Tech students can now search for Road Raiders from their wireless phones (providing they have Web access on their service plans) or from their computers.
Students must provide their eRaider information to access the site. They can then select a country, state and city to search for Road Raiders.
“Road Raiders is a great example of Tech Parents seeing a need for travel safety for Texas Tech students and acting on it,” said Christine Self, unit coordinator of Parent and Family Relations. “Many parents have told us how much they appreciate knowing that there are other parents across the state of Texas and United States who are there to help their students should the need arise.”