FMCSA Deputy Administrator Bronrott Recognized for Safety Achievements
I am pleased to share that on May 19, Bill Bronrott, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), received the distinguished Road Safety Champion award, presented by the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
We are very proud that Bill has been recognized for his passionate commitment and achievements towards greater transportation safety. He has helped lead our agency’s efforts to raise the bar for commercial bus and truck safety through his service at DOT.
During the last four years, Bill has served as a strong advocate for driver health and wellness and has advanced outreach initiatives to better inform travelers and consumers about bus safety by encouraging them to “Look Before You Book.” His focus on FMCSA’s consumer protection initiatives has also helped educate families that are planning a move with valuable information to guard against moving fraud. In addition, he has spearheaded the use of new technology such as mobile applications and social media tools at FMCSA resulting in the launch of a free, easy-to-use “SaferBus” mobile app and the agency’s Facebook page.
Bill’s long journey to save lives on our roadways extends more than 30 years. In fact, he has dedicated his entire career to safety issues. Before joining FMCSA, he served as a member of the Maryland General Assembly where he was a leading voice for strengthening laws about teen driving, impaired and aggressive driving, and pedestrian and child passenger safety. And he helped launch the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) movement and the war on drunk driving.
Bill’s outstanding leadership to increase road safety makes him an excellent choice to receive the Road Safety Champion for 2014, by ASIRT. Thanks to ASIRT for recognizing Bill’s efforts to stand up and step out to save lives, to keep families whole and to keep circles of friends intact.
As he often says, “Let’s work together as if lives depend on it, because they do.”