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. 



2019 John T. Hanna Award Winners

Richard Hutt (Chesapeake WCTV Channel 48) - Messaging and Media (Individual Award)

Woodside High School - Teens in Driving Seat Belt Club (Susan Ragan-Pimblett, Sponsor) - Occupant Protection

Officer Jonathan Curtin (Virginia Beach Police Department) - Law Enforcement Initiatives

Officer Kenneth A. Byrd (Chesapeake Police Department) - Impaired Driving Prevention

Virginia Beach Communications Office/Creative Services and the Virginia Beach Fire Department Multimedia Unit

- Messaging and Media (Group Award)

Virginia Beach Police Department Community Engagement Unit - Youth Traffic Safety

Patricia Davidson - The 2019 Lifetime Achievement in Transportation Safety


** Governor’s Safety Award Winners (known)