National Safety Council honors Dallas ISD with traffic safety award


The National Safety Council, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, presented Dallas ISD this week with the 2016 Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Award.

Dallas ISD’s safety driving program provides comprehensive screening, training and materials for drivers in the district.

“Texas is a leader among states in many areas, but sadly it has the highest rate of fatal car crashes,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “These employers are working to protect their employees and reverse this trend. We are thrilled to recognize their work.”

The 2016 honorees were selected through an application process that evaluated each company’s commitment to promoting safe driving behaviors among their employees. Employee education, training and other activities centered on traffic safety were considered. While each of these employers has in common a notable commitment to traffic safety, the group is diverse in many ways. Applicants ranged from employers with as few as 100 employees to those with 2,000 and from nonprofits to municipal organizations.

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