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GHSA News Release

August 28, 2012

Contact: Jonathan Adkins
(202)669-9746 (cell)

National Highway Safety Awards Presented in Baltimore

WASHINGTON, D.C. & BALTIMORE, MD—Today, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) honored its 2012 highway safety award winners during its Annual Meeting in Baltimore. GHSA represents the state and territorial highway safety offices that implement programs to address behavioral highway safety issues across the country. An Awards Luncheon was sponsored by The Allstate Foundation.

GHSA presented its most prestigious award, the James J. Howard Highway Safety Award, to John Lacey, Director of the Alcohol, Policy, and Safety Research Center at the Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation (PIRE) for his 40 plus years of pioneering program implementation, project evaluation and policy advocacy, particularly in the area of impaired driving.

The Kathryn J.R. Swanson Public Service Award was given to Norma Broussard, Chief of Parish Courts for the District Attorney's Office in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana for her leadership in implementing policies and practices to reduce impaired driving through legislation, education and public awareness.

GHSA also awarded five Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Awards for outstanding highway safety achievements during the prior calendar year. These awards went to the following programs:

More details are available at To request a photo from the presentation ceremony, contact Jonathan Adkins, or 202-669-9746.

A complete schedule for the GHSA Annual Meeting is available online at:

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The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)® is a nonprofit association representing the highway safety offices of states, territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. GHSA provides leadership and representation for the states and territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices. Its members are appointed by their Governors to administer federal and state highway safety funds and implement state highway safety plans. Contact GHSA at 202-789-0942 or visit Find us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at @GHSAHQ.