Southern Arizona Chapter Recognizes Government Efforts to Reduce Distracted Driving

ASSE’s Southern Arizona Chapter presented its annual Community Safety Award to three local governments for their efforts to reduce the hazards of distracted driving. The town of Oro Valley, Pima County and the city of Tucson all passed stronger laws in 2017 designed to reduce injuries and fatalities that were caused by distracted driving.

Tucson Deputy Police Chief Chad Kasmar accepts the Community Safety Award from ASSE Southern Arizona Chapter President Deb Crooks.

“Our professional society [ASSE] is dedicated to the protection of people, including the hazards that come from driving. Distracted driving continues to injure and kill far too many people on our roads,” says Southern Arizona chapter member Mark Grushka. “These governments have recognized the problem by combining both education and enforcement approaches to reduce risks to public safety. On behalf of our chapter, I applaud these elected officials who have demonstrated leadership in this critical area.”

Each year, the Southern Arizona Chapter presents its Community Safety Award to organizations that have made significant contributions to improve community safety.