The New York State Association of Traffic Safety Boards (NYSATSB)
is a statewide association of county traffic safety boards, state and federal agencies, highway engineers, safety professionals, corporations and individuals who share common interest in traffic safety and injury prevention.

The Association focuses on the following topics:

-Resource Development
-Public Education
-Occupant Protection
-Alcohol Countermeasures
-Work Zone Safety
-Traffic Records

-Pedestrian Safety
-Child Passenger Safety
-Bicycle/In-Line Skating Safety
-School Bus Safety

-Traffic Safety Legislation
-Motor Vehicle / Motorcycle crash & injury reduction

In addition, the Association has identified monthly objectives for traffic safety boards in each community. This approach helps us to send a consistent message regarding traffic safety to all communities throughout NYS during a specific timeframe (e.g. during September the focus is on bus safety, during October the focus is on teen safe driving, during November the focus is on buckling up, and in December the focus is on drunk and drugged driving).


The 2014 Roy Thorpe  and  Richard Novelli Awards will be presented this year at the Annual New York Highway Safety Symposium by the New York State Association of Traffic Safety Boards at the Open Plenary on October 20, 2014 at the High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY.

2014 ROY THORPE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Roy Thorpe was a past President of the New York State Association of Traffic Safety Boards.  He served Erie County as a member of the Erie County Sheriff’s Department, the Town of Tonawanda Police Department and as a member of the Erie County Traffic Safety Board.  He dedicated his life to the traffic safety community of New York State by supporting safety programs at the “grass roots” level and expanding the involvement of the local traffic safety boards in state and national traffic safety issues.  Roy felt that it was important to acknowledge the “unsung” heroes; the individuals who worked to promote traffic safety on a regular basis.  He died while serving as NYSATSB President.  In his memory, traffic safety community members established the Roy Thorpe Award to honor individuals who, like Roy, have made an outstanding contribution to traffic safety.

If you have an individual who has worked to promote traffic safety on a regular basis, please send this form with your nominee’s qualifications to mjames@stlawco.org by July 25, 2014.    Nominations will be forwarded to the New York State Association of Traffic Safety Board Nominating Committee.

2014 L. RICHARD NOVELLI AWARD NOMINATION

The Novelli Award was instituted to honor the memory of L. Richard “Dick” Novelli, who died of cancer in 1993 while serving as the STOP-DWI Coordinator and Traffic Safety Director for Niagara County.  Because of Dick’s role as an educator, the award is given to programs that further STOP-DWI and/or traffic safety principles through community education. 

Primary considerations are the program’s impact on the community, the originality of the design, the incorporation of either STOP-DWI or traffic safety principles, and the adaptability of the program to other communities.  Consideration is also given as to whether the program could be used regionally or on a statewide basis.  Some previous honorees include school assembly programs, victim panels designed for high school students, special events designed to promote STOP-DWI or traffic safety programs where the designer or originator was a community member as opposed to an employee of a local program.

If you have a program that impacts STOP-DWI and/or traffic safety principles through community education, please use this form to send an explanation of the program’s qualifications to mjames@stlawco.org by July 25, 2014.  Nominations will be forwarded to the New York State Association of Traffic Safety Board Nominating Committee.

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