AAA to Honor Western PA Police for Traffic Safety Efforts

Police Departments to Be Honored with Prestigious AAA Awards

Police Lights by Scott Davidson
Police Lights by Scott Davidson

What:
51 Western Pennsylvania police departments will be awarded AAA’s prestigious Platinum Community Traffic Safety Award for their safety efforts.  47  additional departments will receive gold, silver, and bronze awards.

Who:
The following Police Departments will be recognized by AAA East Central:  Allegheny County, Avalon, Baldwin, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Bridgeville, Castle Shannon, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Clairton, Edgewood, Elizabeth Township, Etna, Findlay Township, Greentree, Hampton Township, Heidelberg, Homestead, Jefferson Hills, McCandless, McDonald, Monroeville, Moon, Mount Lebanon, Munhall, Northern Regional, Oakmont, Penn Hills, Pleasant Hills, Plum, Rankin, Scott Township, Shaler, South Fayette, South Park, Swissvale, Upper St. Clair, West View, Canonsburg, Carroll Township, Cecil, Charleroi, Chartiers Township, Donora, North Franklin Township, North Strabane Township, Peters Township, South Strabane Township, Washington, Cumberland Township, Waynesburg, Punxsutawney, Neshannock, New Castle, Shenango Township, Cranberry Township, Ford City, Kittanning, Worthington, Indiana, Cambridge Springs, Cochranton, Linesville, Meadville, Aliquippa, Beaver, Beaver Falls, Conway, Hopewell Township, New Brighton, New Sewickley, Rochester, Grove City, Hermitage, Clarion, Erie, Millcreek Township, Connellsville, Perryopolis, Uniontown, Greensburg, Jeannette, Ligonier Township, Monessen, Murrysville, North Huntingdon, Southwest Greensburg; and Sheriff’s Departments in Washington County, Greene County, Indiana County, Crawford County, Allegheny County, and Venango County; and Pennsylvania State Police Troops A (Greensburg), B (Washington), D (Butler), E (Erie), and T (Turnpike).

Why:  
Motor vehicle crashes in Western Pennsylvania are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year.  The officers to be honored through the AAA Community Safety Awards Program continue to strive to reduce the number of fatalities by conducting educational programs and promotional campaigns to encourage the development of safe driving habits.

When:            
Thursday, November 9th, 12:00 p.m.

Where:           
Pittsburgh Marriott North
100 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry, PA

AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 81 local offices in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia serving 2.7 million members.  News releases are available at news.eastcentral.aaa.com.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

For More Information, Contact:
Jim Garrity, Public & Community Relations Manager
Desk: 412-365-7274 / Cell: 412-905-9021 / Email: Garrity.James@aaaec.com

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