John Corlett, Director of Public/Government Affairs & Traffic Safety for AAA Northeast  (left) presents the Gold Award for Community Traffic Safety to the Village of Pelham.  Accepting the award are (left to right) Chief Jason Pallett and Lieutenant Danny Green during AAA’s 54th annual Traffic Safety Awards luncheon at The Garden City Hotel, Garden City, NY on October 25, 2018.

The Village of Pelham has won a Gold Award in AAA Northeast’s Community Traffic Safety Awards Program, Director of Public / Government Affairs & Traffic Safety, John Corlett announced. The Village was also presented with a commendation for having 17 consecutive years with zero pedestrian fatalities.

The Village was cited for its many traffic safety efforts including education in the schools and senior groups, and enforcement to curtail distracted driving, DWI and other unsafe driving practices. The Village also improved crosswalks in several “hot spots” and made improvements to the areas by the local high school and middle school.

All award winners in the New York metropolitan area were honored during a luncheon ceremony held October 25th at the Garden City Hotel. AAA Northeast, the local AAA affiliate, presented a total of 51 awards.

AAA has long recognized communities that make outstanding efforts to make the region’s roads safer for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit member service organization with 65 offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island providing more than 5.7 million local AAA members with roadside assistance, travel, insurance, finance and auto-related services.

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