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Dec. 11, 2012






Stephen A. Rubino, Major


James City County Police recognized for youth traffic safety excellence


The James City County Police Department received the 2012 John T. Hanna award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Traffic Safety excellence in Hampton Roads on Dec. 4 in Norfolk. The award recognizes the department’s programs educating youth and spreading the message on the importance of youth traffic safety.


Each year the James City County Police Department participates in numerous programs and events focusing on traffic safety targeting youth of all ages. The department firmly believes it is just as important for teenagers, young children and parents to understand the importance of traffic safety as it is for driving adults.


John T. Hanna, the namesake of the awards, is widely known in the Commonwealth for his years of service dedicated to improving traffic safety in Virginia. Hanna, the “Father of Transportation Safety,” served as the Deputy Commissioner for Transportation Safety at the State Department of Motor Vehicles and worked in the traffic safety field for more than 60 years. The awards honor those who share Mr. Hanna’s tireless dedication and commitment to improving traffic safety on Virginia’s highways.


The awards are sponsored by Drive Safe Hampton Roads (, a regional coalition comprised of safety advocates from local law enforcement and fire safety divisions, corporations, the military, state, city and county government, and other individuals.


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