Each year, in conjunction with its Annual Meeting, GHSA recognizes various organizations and individuals for achievements in the field of highway safety through its Highway Safety Awards. There are three award categories: the James J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer Award, the Kathryn J.R. Swanson Public Service Award, and the Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Awards.
Nominations have closed for the 2017 Highway Safety Awards. Winners will be determined in July, and the awards will be presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday, September 19.
The James J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer Award is GHSA's highest award. The award honors an individual for sustained, outstanding leadership in endeavors that significantly improve highway safety.
GHSA's newest award, introduced in 2008, honors an individual who has made notable improvements in the management or implementation of a highway safety program or policy, or provided outstanding service to GHSA, federal safety agencies, or other national highway safety organizations.