Distracted Driving Reduction Efforts Honored

The Southern Arizona Chapter of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (SAASSE) awarded their annual Community Safety Award to three local governments for their efforts to reduce the hazards of distracted driving. The Town of Oro Valley, Pima County and the City of Tucson all passed stronger laws in 2017 designed to reduce injuries and fatalities from distracted driving, including the use of cell phones. The award was given during the annual banquet being held at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N. Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ.

Mark Grushka, a member of the local Chapter says, “Our professional Society is dedicated to the protection of people, including the hazards that come from driving. Distracted driving continues to injure and kill far too many people on our roads. These governments have recognized the problem by combining both education and enforcement approaches to reduce risks to public safety. On behalf of our local Chapter, I applaud those southern Arizona elected officials who have demonstrated leadership in this critical area.”

The Annual SAASSE Community Safety Award is given to organizations who have made significant contributions to improve our community’s safety during the year.

ASSE is dedicated to protecting people, property and the environment.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Mark Grushka at 520-331-5580 or email at mark.mgrushka@gmail.com