Occupant Protection Committee
The Occupant Protection Committee develops programs to educate the public about staying safe and secure in vehicles. Wearing your seat belt on every trip, in every seat, is crucial and can reduce your risk of death by 50% if you are in a collision. The Occupant Protection Committee also focuses on child protection in vehicles, educating parents, grandparents, and other caregivers on properly using child safety seats.
Each year, the Occupant Protection Committee conducts two extensive public education campaigns: Get It Together (GIT) High School Seat Belt Challenge, and the Old, Used, Borrowed and Abused Child Safety Seat Round-Up.
Impaired Driving Prevention Committee
The Impaired Driving Prevention Committee leads in the development of programs and functions to educate the public regarding the dangers of driving impaired such as alcohol/drug use aggressive driving distracted and fatigued driving. Impaired Driving Prevention includes 757 Sober Ride, Good Times Guide Posters, and Intoxiclock®.
Specialized Transportation Safety Committee
The Specialized Transportation Safety Committee is a committee that focuses on promoting safe movement practices and traffic safety within the motor carrier community. Events include Driver Appreciation Days, public education and awareness, overweight/over-dimensional permitting information, Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection Events, Basic Truck Weighing Classes, and general motor carrier safety. Several subcommittees address specific areas of traffic safety and the motor carrier community, i.e., Law Enforcement.
John T. Hanna Awards Committee
Many people and organizations in Hampton Roads are working to impact the reduction of death and injury on our highways. For 32 years, the JOHN T. HANNA AWARDS has recognized these safety advocates who promote community traffic safety.