CINCINNATI, OH (December 1, 2017) On Wednesday, Nov. 29, AAA honored 17 local police departments in greater Cincinnati at the 2017 AAA Traffic Safety Awards program. The law enforcement agencies were recognized for their exemplary efforts addressing issues ranging from impaired and distracted driving to teen and senior driver safety. The awards were presented by AAA President and COO Tom Wiedemann during a special ceremony at the Metropolitan Club in Covington, Kentucky. Honorees were selected through an application process for the awards that are given out annually in categories based on levels of traffic safety excellence.
“The work that each of our law enforcement partners do each and every day to protect our communities is outstanding,” said Wiedemann. “It is a great privilege to honor these officers as they work tirelessly to address serious threats to traffic safety.”
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Paul Humphries, Southwest Law Enforcement Liaison for the Ohio Traffic Safety Office, keynoted the dinner where he discussed the importance of partnerships between law enforcement agencies and traffic safety organizations such as AAA to reduce road fatalities and injuries.
“Law enforcement’s approach to traffic safety has evolved significantly over the past few decades,” said Humphries. “With more distractions on our roads, it is critically important for our agencies to continue educating and engaging the community to prevent dangerous behavior behind the wheel.”
AAA Traffic Safety Awards were presented in three categories – Platinum, Gold, and Bronze – to the following jurisdictions:
- Blue Ash
- Deer Park
- Miami Township
- Villa Hills
- Colerain Township
- Pierce Township
AAA partners with community organizations and police departments throughout the year to encourage motorist and pedestrian traffic safety. For more information on AAA’s traffic safety efforts, please visit AAA.com/outreach.