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Town of Oro Valley wins national award for traffic safety education

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On September 16, 2016, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) presented the Town of Oro Valley with the Educate and Enforce Award as part of the 2016 Mayor’s Challenge.

September 19, 2016

The award, which was accepted by Vice Mayor Lou Waters at a summit in Washington, D.C., recognizes the Town’s successful campaign to educate the public with the goal of reducing bicycle crashes.

Oro Valley’s Mayor Satish Hiremath partnered with the Oro Valley Police Department in an education and enforcement campaign for the USDOT Mayor’s Challenge.

“Together, through awareness and courtesy, we can keep each other safe,” said Hiremath. 

In April 2016, the Oro Valley Police Department began a public information campaign to announce its enforcement focusing on bicycle safety. This campaign included a public service announcement by Mayor Satish Hiremath, and a month-long, high-visibility deployment of motor officers where bicycle routes crossed major roads. 

For more information on this award, visit: https://www.transportation.gov/mayors-challenge/awards-and-results.