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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Affairs, Washington, DC 20590

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 30, 2001
Contact: TaMara McCrae
Telephone: 202-366-0660
FHWA 27-01

CD-Rom Developed by FHWA Wins Prestigious Audiovisual Award

A CD-Rom developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help improve pedestrian safety has received one of the highest honors in audiovisual competition from the International Film and Video Festival the Gold Camera Award for interactive multimedia.

"We are honored to receive this award for our work to improve pedestrian safety," U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta said. "We must do more to integrate pedestrian safety needs into highway design and operations, and this CD-Rom is a tangible result of our commitment to safety, President Bush's top priority for Department of Transportation."

Safer Journey - Interactive Pedestrian Safety Awareness is an interactive CD that takes the user through various pedestrian safety scenarios encountered on roads and streets to improve the level of pedestrian knowledge for all road users (including schools, driver education groups, enforcement, etc.) and people involved in advancing safety.

Leverson Boodlal, a highway engineer in FHWA's Office of Safety, was the program manager and developer of the CD-Rom. Avalon Integrated Services, a production company in Arlington, Va., produced the video.

Copies of this product can be obtained from the FHWA Office of Safety, 400 7th St. S.W., Washington DC 20590, telephone 202-366-2288, or email, leverson.boodlal@fhwa.dot.gov. For more information, visit http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/ped_bike.htm on the Internet.

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