CAA SCO honoured with Road Safety Achievement Award

THORNHILL, ON, June 22, 2011 /CNW/ - CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) has been recognized by the Ministry of Transportation for our ongoing contribution and commitment towards making Ontario's roads safer.

CAA SCO has been an advocate of safe driving practices for more than 100 years. Whether it is helping school children safely across busy roads, reminding motorists to drive safely during the winter season or calling for improved transportation infrastructure, CAA SCO is active on everyone's behalf.

"It is truly an honour to be recognized and to receive this prestigious award from the Ministry of Transportation. CAA SCO has always been committed to traffic safety through our community programs and partnerships," said Nick Parks, President and CEO, CAA SCO.

On June 21, the Ministry of Transportation awarded CAA SCO with the 2010 Road Safety Achievement Award in the category of Corporate Leadership in Road Safety.

Over the years, CAA SCO has teamed up with MTO and other road safety partners to develop or assist in a number of traffic safety campaigns throughout Ontario. Road safety initiatives and/or campaigns CAA SCO has been involved in include: Bike Assist, Emergency Road Service Safety Training, School Safety Patrol program, Watch for Bikes, Winter Tire Coalition and the Worst Roads Campaign.

The Road Safety Achievement Awards were established in 1996 by the Ministry of Transportation to recognize the exceptional achievements and commitment to excellence of individuals, community groups and organizations in promoting road safety at the community and provincial level.

CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5 million members in Canada. We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're Life-side Assistance. Visit www.caasco.com.

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SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information:

Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO, sace@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Internal/External PR Specialist, jlem@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.


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