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2012 GHSA Annual Meeting Awards program cover 2012 Award Descriptions
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GHSA Highway Safety Awards

2012 Award Winners

GHSA Highway Safety Awards

The 2012 GHSA Highway Safety Awards were presented on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in conjunction with the 2012 GHSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

The 2012 James J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer Award Winner

John Lacey

John Lacey—In his more than 40 years of program implementation, project evaluation and policy advocacy, John Lacey has been a true highway safety trailblazer. While he is best known for his research and evaluation of programs to reduce alcohol-impaired driving, he has also conducted pioneering studies in other areas of highway safety. Learn More

The 2012 Kathryn J.R. Swanson Public Service Award Winner

Norma Broussard

Norma Broussard—Serving as Chief of Parish Courts for the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Norma Broussard has been a critical ally to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) and highway safety advocates across the state. Learn More

The 2012 Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award Winners

Yellow Dot logo

Northeast Alabama Traffic Safety Office "Yellow Dot" Program—First responders with access to an injured person’s critical medical information are better equipped to stabilize their patients sufficiently to get them to a hospital. The Northeast Alabama Traffic Safety Office’s “Yellow Dot” program provides just such information. Learn More

California Highway Patrol logo

California Highway Patrol "Safe on 17" Task Force—California’s Highway 17 between the cities of Los Gatos and Santa Cruz is notorious for its narrow lanes, lack of shoulders, sharp curves and speeding drivers. Major injury and fatality collisions were all too common: 279 injury collisions and five fatal collisions in 1998 alone. The “Safe on 17” Task Force – led by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) – was formed in 1999 to address high collision rates on this dangerous stretch of road. Learn More

Guam DWI Court members

Guam DWI Court—The Guam DWI Court has led to outstanding improvements in the adjudication and treatment of DWI offenders in the U.S. Territory of Guam. By implementing a single docket of impaired driving cases assigned to one judge and bringing together various stakeholders, the project is improving highway safety by decreasing the number of drunk drivers on Guam’s roadways. Learn More

New Mexico Department of Public Safety Motor Transportation Division Police logo

New Mexico Smart Roadside Inspection Program—The New Mexico Department of Public Safety, Motor Transportation Police Division’s (NM DPS MTPD’s) Smart Roadside Inspection Program (Smart Roadside) is a datadriven strategy that uses technology to revolutionize the delivery of commercial vehicle enforcement (CVE). Learn More

Ollie Otter poster

Ollie Otter Booster Seat & Seat Belt Safety Program—First responders with access to an injured person’s critical medical information are better equipped to stabilize their patients sufficiently to get them to a hospital. The Northeast Alabama Traffic Safety Office’s “Yellow Dot” program provides just such information. A yellow dot sticker adhered to the back window of a vehicle alerts first responder to look for a yellow folder stored in the vehicle’s glove box. This folder contains a photograph and medical information sheet for the driver and/or occupants. Learn More

Sponsored by
The Allstate Foundation logo

GHSA thanks The Allstate Foundation for its sponsorship of the 2012 GHSA
Highway Safety Awards.

2012 GHSA Awards Committee