Applications Sought for 2011 National Roadway Safety Awards

(Washington, DC) — The Roadway Safety Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration are currently accepting applications for the 2011 National Roadway Safety Awards. RSF and FHWA recognize best practices in roadway safety improvements and publish the practices to help solve reoccurring roadway safety issues throughout the nation.

“We are very excited to begin the process once again of searching for and honoring high achievers in the field of roadway safety,” said Greg Cohen, Executive Director of the Roadway Safety Foundation. “This biennial celebration is an exciting time for us, and for all of the applicants who are doing such tremendous work across the country to keep road users safe.”

The competition includes three award categories: Infrastructure Improvements; Operational Improvements and Program Planning; and Development and Evaluation. Applicants can submit projects, programs, or activities that include effective and innovative safety agendas, and resourcefully employ various sources of aid including federal, state, local, and/or private sector funds.

Winners of the competition will receive an invitation to attend a national-level recognition event in Washington, DC; local and national media coverage opportunities; appearance in trade press and other RSF and FHWA publications and websites, and meeting opportunities with key roadway safety officials and legislators in Washington, DC.

The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2011. To learn more or to download an application, please visit

The Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational, and charitable organization whose mission is to reduce the frequency and severity of motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities through improvements to roadway systems and their environment.