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Posted on: October 31, 2023

NRPD Recognized at AAA's 59th Annual Traffic Safety Awards Program

Det. Sgt. Myron Joseph and NRPD and AAA members with 2022 Traffic Safety Award

From AAA Northeast:

The City of New Rochelle has won a Gold Award and Detective Sgt. Myron Joseph, retired, has won a Traffic Safety Hero Award for efforts during 2022 in AAA Northeast’s Community Traffic Safety Awards Program, John Corlett, Vice President of Public & Government Affairs, announced today. AAA has long recognized communities that make outstanding efforts to make the region’s roads safer for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

AAA Northeast’s focus is on the national Safe System Approach, which takes into account five key areas- Safe Roadway Users, Safe Vehicles, Safe Speeds, Safe Roads and Post-Crash Care. This puts the onus on both communities as well as the roadway users, that we all share in the responsibility for safety on the roads. The City was cited for stepping up and adjusting its many traffic safety efforts for 2022 to keep roadway incidents down. Those initiatives included a guide “Know The Difference: Ride Safely and Legally” for users of e-scooters, bikes and similar vehicles. Boasting an ethnically diverse roster, the NRPD sought to reach a wide audience of riders.

Myron Joseph received the Traffic Safety Hero Award for his twenty years of service as the NRPD Traffic Unit Supervisor. For two decades he was responsible for managing traffic strategies for special events, specific enforcement details, striving to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities.  Congratulations to the City of  New Rochelle, to Retired Det. Sgt Myron Joseph, Police Commissioner Robert Gazzola, and the many communities participating in this prestigious annual awards program.          

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