A special night for one of our own.
CFRA's Alison Sandor was among one of 15 individuals and groups to be recognized by the City of Ottawa for their contributions to making the city's streets safer.
Alison received a Road Safety Award for her work over the past year on a range of stories promoting safer roads, including a Toe Tag event at a local high school, highlighting the need for vehicles to slow down in school zones and coverage of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving red ribbon campaign and Operation Red Nose.
Other recipients of the award:
• Citizens for Safe Cycling - Lights on Bikes
• Club Optimiste Vanier / Toe Tag Event
• Constable Peter McKenna, Ottawa Police Service
• Cycling Safety Awareness Program
• Green Communities Canada – School Travel Planning Project
• Hand in Hand Committee
• Mothers Against Drunk Driving (Ottawa Chapter)
• Ottawa Safety Council – BEST Fit Car Seat Program
• Ottawa Safety Council - Motorcycle Instructors
• Ottawa Safety Council – Adult School Crossing Guards
• Pathway Patrol Program
• Sgt. John Kiss, Occupation Ottawa Police Service
• Society of Ottawa Area Riders (SOAR)
• Vanier VeloFest
According to a release, the Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a community partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Public Works Department.
The program is based on a shared commitment to preventing road fatalities and serious injuries to people in the city.