Roadway Safety Award Applicants Sought

WASHINGTON, DC (January 22, 2009) – The Roadway Safety Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration are currently accepting applications for the 2009 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.

“The National Roadway Safety Awards honor the best of the best in roadway safety improvements,” said Greg Cohen, Executive Director of the Roadway Safety Foundation.  “In addition to the personal rewards associated with saving lives and improving safety on our nation’s roadways, winners receive many organizational benefits that are far-reaching.”

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 June 1, 2009.  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.  Learn more about RSF at