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Contact: Pam Fischer
Bindle awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend the nation’s largest traffic safety conference
Charlotte, North Carolina – Peru State College student Bailey Bindle has been named a 2017 Traffic Safety Scholar (TSS) and awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend the 35th annual National Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, March 25-28 in Charlotte, NC. Bailey, who is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice is one of 38 U.S. and Canadian college students selected through a competitive application process. The Lifesavers Conference showcases the latest research, evidence-based strategies, proven countermeasures, and promising new approaches for addressing the nation’s most pressing traffic safety problems.
This is the second year of the Traffic Safety Scholars program, which provides college students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees the opportunity to attend the Lifesavers Conference, the largest gathering of traffic safety professionals
in the U.S. The goal of the TSS program is to showcase the diversity of opportunities in traffic safety and encourage students, regardless of discipline, to pursue a career in a dynamic field that draws from a variety disciplines from engineering, education and enforcement to communications, business, marketing, medicine, public health, political science, counseling, and more.
Bindle and her fellow Traffic Safety Scholars will be honored at a pre-conference reception on March 24 in Charlotte, where they will be welcomed by Jana Simpler, Director of the Delaware Office of Highway Safety and Chair of the Governors
Highway Safety Association; Rick Birt, Vice President of SADD; and John Ulczycki, Vice President of Legislative Affairs for LMG Holdings, Inc. and Chairman of the Lifesavers Board of Directors. They’ll then have the opportunity to participate in three plenary sessions and more than 80 workshops featuring leading experts in the field of distracted and impaired driving and walking; child passenger, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, teen, and older driver safety; adult occupant protection; vehicle technology; law enforcement; commercial vehicles; roadway design; and more.
To learn more about the Lifesaver Conference and the TSS program, visit http://www.lifesaversconference.org conference.org.