Any individual, organization, business 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/ pedestrian safety, etc. is eligible for nomination. The 2017 JOHN T. HANNA AWARD Winners are not eligible for 2018 nomination.
Eligible activities, events, programs or materials are those that were initiated, completed, published, or produced within the period from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018. Entries must be postmarked no later than November 16, 2018.
For entry materials to be returned after judging, proper postage and a mailing label must be enclosed.
The awards selection committee is made up of Drive Safe Hampton Roads members. Entries will be judged on: 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.
An individual award and/or an organizational award may be given in each category. They will be presented at the Awards Event in January 2019 at the Princess Anne Country Club.
Lifetime Safety Achievement Award: Presented for lifetime achievement in the area of transportation safety.
Employer Safety: Presented for 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 for outstanding efforts in educating citizens and changing attitudes and behavior regarding transportation safety.
Roadway Innovations: Individuals and/or organizations that show exemplary achievement in the design and/or implementation of highway engineering techniques will also be considered for this award.
Impaired Driving Prevention: Presented for encouraging the prevention of drunk and/or drugged driving.
Law Enforcement Initiatives: Presented to law enforcement department or individual who has shown extra initiative to promote and encourage traffic safety in their community.
Legal: Presented to attorneys, judges, or legislators who have actively supported safety issues thus strengthening existing laws and creating new laws.
Media: Presented to media representatives or a news outlet that has helped spread the word about traffic safety through fair and accurate 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.
Public Transportation Safety: Presented for contributions made in educating drivers and riders about safety on public transportation.
Pupil Transportation Safety: Presented for encouraging, educating, and/or promoting safety in pupil transportation thus improving safety for drivers and riders.
Youth Traffic Safety: Presented for persons or programs educating youth and spreading the message on the importance of youth traffic safety.