Grafton Wins AAA Award For Traffic Safety Education

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Grafton Police Lt. Wayne Tripp, left, and Chief Normand Crepeau, far right, accept the AAA silver award. Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of AAA

GRAFTON, Mass. – Grafton's traffic safety education and enforcement programs have been recognized by the American Automobile Association of Southern New England with a Silver Award, it was announced Tuesday.

Accepting the award on behalf of the town were Chief of Police Normand A. Crepeau and Lt. Wayne Tripp. Also, a Community Traffic Safety Hero award for 2012 was presented to Officer Daniel Wenc for his work coordinating the police department’s seat check program, child safety seat grant, educational clinics and car seat usage surveys. Wenc, along with Officers James Crosby and Liam O'Rourke, are trained in child passenger safety. 

The award was presented in a Nov. 20 ceremony in Worcester.

Maureen Cimoch, the Grafton High School's Students Against Destructive Decisions adviser, said in an October interview that driving safety is preached in the classrooms year round. When a seat belt survey was conducted in October, 92 percent of the students were in compliance, she said. 

Gold Awards were presented to Holden and Hudson. Northborough also won a Silver Award.

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