John Lundell, deputy director of the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center, was recently honored with the Iowa Department of Public Safety Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Traffic Safety during the 25th Annual Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau Conference in Des Moines.
Lundell was recognized for his work as the administrator of the statewide child passenger occupant protection survey. The survey is considered one of the richest sources of child passenger safety information in the country and this data has been used to raise awareness about child passenger safety issues. He was also recognized for his efforts serving on a statewide taskforce to improve Iowa’s Graduated Driver Licensing legislation and for providing relevant scientific information to the state legislature.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety annually recognizes outstanding contributions to traffic safety based on commitment and service provided beyond routine duties, creativity of approach, and effectiveness of a traffic safety program or campaign.