April 11, 2006
NHTSA presents awards for safety accomplishments
Austin, Texas – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recognized fourteen individuals and organizations from across the U.S. for accomplishments in improving traffic safety. Public Service Awards were presented to representatives of Alaska, Mississippi and South Carolina for their efforts to pass primary safety belt laws (which allow a police officer to stop a driver solely for not wearing a seatbelt, without other violations), and to eleven individuals and organizations for their work to reduce deaths and injuries on roadways.
The awards were presented during the 24th annual Lifesavers conference, which featured 104 exhibitors and 90 workshops focusing on common-sense solutions to critical highway safety issues such as child passenger safety, impaired driving prevention, occupant protection and new vehicle safety technology. Over 2,000 people registered to attend the conference.