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Summer 2007 | Vol. 10 | No. 2

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Highway Safety Awards to be Presented in Portland

One of the highlights of the GHSA Annual Meeting will be the presentation of the Association's highway safety awards at a luncheon on Tuesday, September 25. GHSA will award its highest honor, the James J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer Award, to one recipient and present five Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Awards.

Dr. Robert VoasDr. Robert Voas

The 2007 winner of the Howard Award is Dr. Robert Voas, one of the most well-respected and influential traffic safety researchers in the country.

Throughout his career, Dr. Voas' research projects have included national studies of the effect of .08 BAC laws, zero-tolerance laws, vehicle sanction laws, alcohol ignition laws and studies of underage binge drinking. He was one of the first research scientists to translate his research into practice. Whenever his research indicated a positive effect on impaired driving, he worked hard to get the strategy, the law or the program implemented in states and communities. The results of much of Dr. Voas' research correlate with a reduction in impaired driving in America. He has shown the courage, competence and leadership to make a demonstrated difference in highway safety and is certainly deserving of GHSA's highest honor.

Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Awards will be presented to the following: