FREDERICKSBURG, Va., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) announced today that it has awarded U.S. Representative John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) its prestigious Roadway Safety Champion Award. Duncan, who has been a longtime roadway safety champion, has worked tirelessly to ensure that work zone safety remained a focus in the most recent transportation authorization, MAP-21. Duncan understands the importance of ensuring that our roadway workers behind the cones and barrels are as safe as possible through vital work zone safety training.
Rep. Duncan's leadership and longtime service on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has resulted in legislative policies that have directly saved American lives and reduced serious injuries from coast to coast. For these accomplishments, the roadway safety infrastructure industry cannot thank him enough.
ATSSA President and CEO Roger A. Wentz noted, "ATSSA is honored to bestow this award on Rep. Duncan. He has been committed to working with private industry to continue to drive down work zone fatalities and serious injuries and to shine the spotlight on the need for safer roads nationwide."
Rep. Duncan, upon being notified of the award, stated, "I am honored to receive this award from an organization that does so much to promote a safe environment for the men and women who work every day to improve our nation's highways."
ATSSA members are committed to reducing the number of roadway fatalities and injuries through the development of innovative products and services. ATSSA is the nation's leader in roadway safety issues, with heavy emphasis on work zone safety, pavement markings, guardrail, signage, traffic control devices and reflective apparel.
Since 1969, ATSSA has represented companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway safety industry. ATSSA members provide the majority of traffic safety features, services and materials used on America's roadways.
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SOURCE American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)