Toronto, Ontario – The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has been recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation as the recipient of a 2007 Road Safety Achievement Award. IBC was presented in the category of Corporate Leadership in Road Safety.

IBC won the award for spearheading extensive road safety programs in the areas of driver distraction, its Operation Red Nose campaign against drinking and driving, and driver fatigue.

Other recipients included Sergeant Dave Mitchell, creator of E.R.A.S.E. (Eliminate Racing Activity on Streets Everywhere); Chantal Reynolds for her volunteer work on the Let’s Remember Adam school bus safety initiative; the Regional Niagara Road Safety Committee’s Think and Drive Campaign; Manan Gupta, publisher and editor of Road Today magazine; and the York Regional Police Service for its Safe Roads…Your Call program.

“Ontario’s roads are among the safest in North America,” said Transportation Minister Jim Bradley. “This is something we could not achieve alone. Our safety award recipients and nominees exemplify the day-to-day work of getting Ontarians to buckle up, drive soberly and think responsibly when out on our roads and waterways.”

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