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CIHT invites entries for 2016 road safety award

Friday 22nd January 2016

The CIHT is inviting entries for its 2016 Awards scheme which includes the John Smart Road Safety Award.

The annual CIHT Awards are described as “a celebration of the highways and transportation industry” and are intended to “reward the remarkable achievements of those working in the sector and to promote their professionalism as best practice to a wider industry audience”.

The John Smart Road Safety Award recognises outstanding achievements in improving road safety and aims to identify, share and celebrate good road safety practice. It is named in memory of the former CIHT director John Smart, who passed away suddenly in November 2012.

The award is open to engineering and education, training and publicity (ETP) projects, which can “demonstrate the quantifiable effects of the project either through measurement, monitoring or description”.

The 2015 winner was the A9 Interim Plan developed by the A9 Safety Group (pictured above), an initiative created to improve driver behaviour on the A9 trunk road, the 246-mile route which connects central Scotland and the Highlands.

The initiative picked up the accolade after the judges said they were “impressed with the scale of the measures, which combine a package of engineering, education and communications strategies, and enforcement to address a significant road safety problem on an extensive route”.

New for 2016 is the CIHT / Costain Sustainable Transport Award, recognising the contribution of transport to social, economic and environmental sustainability.

The CIHT Young Professional Award is also open for entries. Young Professionals may apply for the award or be nominated by their CIHT Region or their employer.

Visit the CIHT website for more information. Entries must be submitted by Friday 11 March 2016 with the Awards dinner and ceremony taking place on Thursday 9 June 2016 at the Pavilion at the Tower of London.


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