TxDOT & National Safety Council Honor MedStar with ‘Exemplary’ Traffic Safety Award



Demonstrated commitment to keeping employees safer on Texas roadways



 



Fort Worth, TX – The National Safety Council has recognized MedStar for its proven commitment to traffic safety.


MedStar received prestigious Exemplary Recognition of the Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards, presented in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation.


This is our third year to receive a traffic safety award through the “Our Driving Concern” program with the National Safety Council and the Texas Department of Transportation, and the second time we have been recognized with their ‘Exemplary’ distinction. It’s a wonderful recognition of all the efforts MedStar’s team members undertake to help assure our team members and the public are safe while we respond to over 140,000 ambulance calls in our community” explains Mike Potts, MedStar’s Safety Manager.


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are an average of 4,500 ambulance crashes annually in the U.S.


MedStar units experience 0.210 crashes per 100,000 miles driven, an exceptionally low rate of ambulance crashes.


All MedStar’s ambulance operators are certified in Coaching Emergency Vehicle Operators (CEVO) and undergo continuous ambulance operations training and monitoring through the use of Lytx Drivecam units installed in all response vehicles.


MedStar will was recognized at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute Conference in Sugar Land on August 9th.


About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.


About the Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program

The Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program is a landmark driving initiative of the National Safety Council funded, in part, by the Texas Department of Transportation. This initiative supports a statewide network of employer involvement in crash prevention for the benefit of employees, both on and off the job. Our Driving Concern provides a variety of free resources, training opportunities and educational materials to help employers engage their employees in safe driving behaviors. Have a question or a request for your organization? Please contact Lisa Robinson, CFLE, Our Driving Concern program manager, (512) 466-7383.