Somerville Police Awarded Gold Traffic Safety Award by the AAA
The City of Somerville was recognized, earning a national Gold award from AAA Northeast for education and outreach efforts within the community aimed to protect and educate citizens. Accepting the award on behalf of the department was Lt. James Polito and Sgt. John Gobiel. In addition to this award, Somerville Traffic Safety Officer Steven Johnson was recognized and awarded the “Traffic Safety Hero of the Year” award for his success and efforts to educate and protect the citizens of Somerville.
A luncheon was held Dec. 7 at the Holiday Inn Boston-Dedham to honor those who work to maintain safety on Massachusetts’ roadways.
In September 2017, Mayor Joseph Curtatone announced the launch of Vision Zero Somerville, reaffirming the City’s commitment to multi-modal road safety. This initiative takes a multi-department, data-driven approach to improving safety for all road users, whether on bicycles or on foot, in vehicles, or aboard public transit. Learn more about the City's Vision Zero goal at www.somervillema.gov/VisionZero.