The National Roadway Safety Awards ceremony, held yesterday, is an opportunity to shine a light on the nation’s most innovative road safety projects and programs that eliminate--or sharply reduce--highway deaths across the United States.
The winning projects represent a range of strategies across the safety spectrum-–from rumble strips and pedestrian crossings, to senior zones and safety programs aimed at teen drivers.
These winners are a real testament to skill and innovation--just great stuff, all around. And many of these projects bring together public and private-sector stakeholders across geographic boundaries. That's the kind of collaboration that gets things done.I hope the best practices these awards celebrate will serve as a model for other states across the country. Because, where transportation safety is concerned, we can never stop looking for new and creative ways to make driving and traveling safer.
The bottom line? The work we honor with the National Roadway Safety Awards saves lives. That is DOT's highest priority, and the winners of these awards have certainly delivered.