08 June, 2011

Chief Cathy L. Lanier and NHTSA

June 8, 2011

MPD Police Chief Recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

(Washington, DC)-The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently recognized the Metropolitan Police Department for leading the nation in the largest decrease of traffic fatality rates.

Through the enforcement policies and procedures, MPD was able to decrease the traffic fatality rate 31.7 percent and the rate of 21-24 year old traffic fatalities by almost 50 percent in Washington, DC.  These two statistics are the largest decline in traffic fatalities in the nation.  MPD was also credited with the second largest decrease in impaired driving fatalities with a decrease of almost 40 percent, and a decrease in motorcycle fatality rates by nearly 44 percent.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier the Public Service Award for her accomplishments.

“I accept this award on behalf of all the hard working men and women of the Metropolitan Police Department” said Chief of Police, Cathy L. Lanier.  “Their hard work and dedication to keep the motorists and pedestrians safe in Washington, DC is reflected in these statistics.  We will continue to strive to keep the roads safe.”

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