Any individual, business, organization, or governmental agency in the Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore area, which promotes community traffic safety, i.e. sober driving, use of safety belts, bicycle or pedestrian safety, motorcycle safety, incident management, etc., is eligible for nomination. 2022 JOHN T. HANNA AWARD winners are not eligible for the 2023 nomination.
Eligible activities, programs, or materials are those that were initiated, completed, published, or produced in the period from October 1, 2022, to September 30, 2023. Entries must be received no later than November 01, 2023.
The awards selection committee is made up of Drive Safe Hampton Roads members. Entries will be judged on the potential impact on the community, use of volunteers and private sector resources, creativity and imagination, quality of content, and supporting materials that enhance the project.
Winners will be notified by January 2024.
An individual award and/or an organizational award may be given in each category.
Lifetime Safety Achievement Award: Presented for lifetime achievement in the area of transportation safety.
Employer Safety: Presented to employers who have taken the extra initiative to promote traffic safety and encourage their employees to practice safe driving behaviors.
Martin H. Schlosser Award for Traffic Safety Activism: Presented to outstanding efforts in educating citizens and changing attitudes and behavior regarding transportation safety.
Roadway Innovations: Presented to individuals and/or organizations that show exemplary achievement in the design and/or implementation of roadway engineering techniques, technology, and innovative approaches.
Impaired Driving Prevention: Presented to individuals and/or organizations who encourage the prevention of drunk, drowsy, drugged and/or distracted driving.
Law Enforcement Initiatives: Presented to a law enforcement department and/or individual who has shown extra initiative above and beyond the normal duties to promote and encourage traffic safety within their community.
Legal: Presented to attorneys, judges, or legislators who have actively supported safety issues, thus strengthening existing laws and creating new laws that impact communities to help improve or reduce roadway safety-related behaviors.
Messaging/Media: Presented to individuals or organizations, including but not limited to media representatives or news outlets that have created messaging, used an innovative outreach method or have helped spread the word about traffic safety through reporting or programming.
Occupant Protection: Presented for promoting and encouraging the use of safety belts and/or child safety seats through creative and innovative programs and activities.
Transportation Safety: Presented to individuals or organizations who develop educational approaches to the public and/or private sector to promote traffic safety for drivers and riders.
Youth Traffic Safety: Presented to individuals, organizations, and/or programs which educate youth and spread the message on the importance of youth traffic safety.
Fire/Emergency Medical Services: Presented to individuals or organizations for actions at crash scenes and/or efforts that have a broader impact on improving at-scene safety and/or survivability and injury reduction for victims.
Safety is not a signal light, a jail sentence,
a divided highway or an enforcement
index. Safety is primarily a state of mind
under which all people, realizing the
eminence and the consequences of
crashes, are willing to accept those
restraints necessary to prevent them.
~Credence of John T. Hanna