The American Association of State Transportation Officials (AASHTO) presented its President’s Transportation Award for Highway Traffic Safety to the Texas DOT Child Passenger Safety Seat Education and Distribution Program.
The Traffic Safety Section of TxDOT’s Traffic Operations Division provides free child passenger safety inspections by trained technicians in every district in the state and also provides child safety seats free of charge to families that could not otherwise afford them. The certified technicians point out common mistakes and demonstrate how to buckle children in the safest manner possible. The program incorporates extensive outreach through media campaigns and public events. TxDOT’s “Save Me With a Seat,” public service campaign explains the important of buckling children properly and provides tips on choosing the appropriate child passenger safety seat.
The award was presented during the 2016 AASHTO Annual Meeting in Boston in November.
- Terry Pence, Traffic Safety Section Director
Traffic Operations Division
Texas Department of Transportation