The Missouri Coalition for Highway Safety is seeking nominations for a program dedicated to honoring those contributing to their goal. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to customer relations specialist Kelly Martin:

Kelly Martin

“The goal of the coalition is to reduce fatalities and serious injuries,”said Martin,”We know that there are a lot of people that do a lot of work in various areas including education, enforcement, emergency services, and engineering.  We would like to recognize them and their efforts for safe driving practices and promoting safety on Missouri’s roadways.”

Those interested in submitting a nomination for a safety hero can do so by completing a short form at www.savemolives.com.  All nominations are due by June 30th and awards will be presented at the 2012 Blueprint to Save More Lives Conference in Branson at the end of October.

Press Release:

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is

accepting nominations for individuals, organizations and events to be

recognized for their efforts to promote safe driving.

“The goal of our coalition is to reduce fatalities on Missouri roads,

and we know there are a lot of people in Missouri who contribute to the

success we’ve had in the past few years to lower the number,” said MoDOT

Highway Safety Director Leanna Depue. “This is an opportunity to recognize

those who are helping to save lives.”

There are four statewide awards and two awards for each of the seven

Coalition regions. The statewide awards include: the Lay Down the Law Award

recognizing an individual or a group in law enforcement; the Tempe Humphrey

Award recognizing an individual or group who have focused efforts on our

younger drivers; the Arrive Alive Award recognizing an individual or group

for their leadership and dedication to reducing fatalities; and the “Show

Me Safety” Award recognizing an individual or group for an event. The

regional awards include the Arrive Alive Award and the “Show-Me Safety”

Award.

Details about the awards can be found at www.savemolives.com, and the

form is online and simple to complete. Nominations are due by June 30,

2012, and five individuals with an interest in transportation safety have

been selected throughout the Midwest to judge the awards. Regional awards

will be judged by the regional coalitions or independent judges they

choose.

The winners will be recognized at the 2012 Blueprint to Save More

Lives Conference in Branson at the end of October. Award winners and those

who nominate them will be notified by the second week of August. For more

information, please call Marisa Ellison at 573-248-2502 or email

[email protected].