John T. Hanna Awards

In 1991, Concerned Citizens Advocating Traffic Safety (CCATS) instituted the JOHN T. HANNA AWARDS.  Named after Virginia’s “Father of Transportation Safety” these awards honor those who share John T. Hanna’s tireless dedication and commitment to improving traffic safety on Virginia's highways.

Mr. Hanna had an unparalleled zeal for safety that hallmarked his career and he still is an inspiration to every parent, police officer, judge, teacher, and citizen who is committed to saving lives through traffic safety.

Many people and organizations in Hampton Roads are doing tremendous work in the fight to reduce death and injury on our highways.  highways. You are invited to submit nominations to recognize outstanding traffic safety advocates - The JOHN T. HANNA Awards: Recognizing Traffic Safety Excellence in Hampton Roads

Please help us recognize noteworthy individuals and organizations by nominating them for the Annual JOHN T. HANNA AWARDS. 



2018 John T. Hanna Award Winners

DRIVE SMART Virginia - Impaired Driving Prevention

Boost 'em in the Back Seat (Dr. Kelli England) - Occupant Protection

MPO Eriald Kera (Virginia Beach Police Department) - Law Enforcement Initiatives (Individual Award)

Chesapeake Police Department Traffic Enforcement Section - Law Enforcement Initiatives (Group Award)

Amy Stinnette (Chesapeake Commonwealth Attorney’s Office) - Legal

GEICO - Youth Traffic Safety

**Heritage High School - Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club (Jamie Plecker, Sponsor) - Pupil Transportation Safety

**City of Virginia Beach Traffic Engineering Division - Roadway Innovations

**Virginia Department of Transportation Hampton Roads District - Martin H. Schlosser Award for Traffic Safety Activism

John Fentress - Lifetime Achievement In Transportation Safety

** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)