MGM MIRAGE Recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for Educating Employees about Highway Safety
LAS VEGAS – May 23, 2008 - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently presented MGM MIRAGE with the “Safety Champion Award” for its efforts to educate Las Vegans about the importance of wearing seat belts.
Dubbed Operation SafeDrive, MGM MIRAGE’s seat belt campaign focuses on safe driving practices. The initiative addresses issues such as impaired or inattentive driving, road rage, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian safety, child safety and defensive driving skills. Launched in 2006, the project is directed at MGM MIRAGE employees and their families as well as the general public.
“Operation SafeDrive is an initiative we developed to help reduce the rate of serious crashes and fatalities in our community,” said Chris Higgins, MGM MIRAGE Vice President of Human Resources. “Our greatest asset is our workforce and we are committed to making sure they understand the importance of buckling up.”
“Congratulations to MGM MIRAGE for putting the well-being of employees and their families at the forefront of corporate values,” said James F. Ports, Jr., National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Deputy Administrator.
Annually, NHTSA recognizes companies for their efforts to educate Las Vegans about highway safety. According to NHTSA, 124 people died in auto accidents on Nevada roads in 2007. At least 60 of those people would be alive today if they had buckled up, said NHTSA.
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