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Jenifer Moore
Public Affairs Specialist, OH
O: (513) 762-3105 ext. (5503105)
C: (513) 401-4911

CINCINNATI, Oh. (December 13, 2018)---AAA honored 16 local police departments throughout the greater Cincinnati area on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at its annual AAA Traffic Safety Awards program for their exemplary efforts to address issues such as impaired and distracted driving as well as pedestrian safety in the community. The awards were presented during a special ceremony at the Metropolitan Club in Covington, Kentucky. Honorees were selected through an application process for the awards that are given out annually in categories based on levels of traffic safety excellence.

“The work that our law enforcement partner agencies do each and every day to keep our roads and communities safer is outstanding,” said Tom Wiedemann, president and CEO of AAA. “It is a great privilege to honor these officers as they work tirelessly to address serious threats to traffic safety.”


Paul Hartinger, retired chief of police for the city of Blue Ash keynoted the dinner where he discussed the importance of partnerships between law enforcement agencies and traffic safety organizations to reduce road fatalities and injuries as new emerging automotive technologies are being developed across the country.

“Our local law enforcement agencies are proven leaders and servants to their communities” said Hartinger. “They answer a higher calling by going above and beyond to find innovative solutions to traffic safety problems on our roadways. As new automotive technology outpaces our learning curves and creates its own dangers, including misuse and overreliance that could lead to deadly crashes or other dangers, we as law enforcement agencies must continue to advocate and partner with organizations such as AAA to educate and engage the community on traffic safety.”

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AAA partners with community organizations and police departments throughout the year to encourage motorist and pedestrian traffic safety. For more information on AAA’s traffic safety efforts, please visit

AAA provides automotive, travel, and insurance services to 59 million members nationwide and more than three million members in Ohio.  AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years.  AAA is a non-stock, non-profit corporation working on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel, and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app ( for iPhone, iPad and Android.  For more information, visit








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