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Wittman, Westerman, Pappas Honor 50 Years of Traffic Safety

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Washington, February 12, 2020 | comments

WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) along with Road Safety Caucus Chairs, Representatives Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), introduced a resolution to recognize the 50th anniversary of the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) and celebrate its achievements and efforts on saving lives and reducing injuries on the roadways.

“Back when I was the Mayor of Montross, our town needed help with roadwork, so I got certified as a roadside flagger through the ATSSA. Now, I have the privilege of having the ATSSA Headquarters in my district,” Wittman said. “I have seen their amazing work first hand and I am proud to join with my colleagues to honor an organization and its members who have helped ensure the safety of drivers and passengers across our nation.” 

“Getting behind the wheel of a car is so commonplace that most of us don’t give it a second thought,” said Congressman Westerman. “But what we don’t see are the men and women working behind the scenes to make roads as safe as possible. ATSSA has been a leader in teaching motorists awareness, and I’m pleased to introduce this resolution recognizing their achievements over the past 50 years. Here’s to the next 50 years of innovation and development to make roadways even safer.” 

“As we work to re-build our nation’s infrastructure, it is critical we also advance common sense policies that promote the safety of people on our roadways, and I am grateful ATSSA’s work over the last 50 years in doing just that,” said Congressman Pappas. “I applaud ATSSA’s efforts to remain steadfast in its mission, and I look forward to continuing to work with them and my colleagues to make our nation’s infrastructure safer and stronger than ever.”

“For fifty years, ATSSA has been focused on advancing roadway safety and reducing fatalities and serious injuries on U.S. roadways,” Nate Smith, Vice President of Government Relations. “As an industry and society, we have made great strides in this respect; however, there is much more work to do over the next 50 years. ATSSA members will always be at the forefront in the fight to save lives on American roadways, because we know that safer roads save lives. Rep. Wittman, along with Reps. Pappas and Westerman, know that investments in roadway safety infrastructure projects save thousands of lives in their congressional districts and all around the country. We look forward to continuing to work with these leaders in Congress to ensure that safety continues to be the top priority for infrastructure legislation.” 

Full Text of H.RES. 843 is Available Here 

Congressman Rob Wittman represents the 1st District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, where he serves as the ranking member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.

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