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Sunday, July 16, 2000

Byrnes Speaks at Safety Conference

SALISBURY, MD --Chris Byrnes, Jr., regional Safe Communities director for Salisbury University, recently gave a presentation in Orlando, FL, at the Lifesavers Conference for highway safety advocates and professionals.

Byrnes addressed the philosophy of Safe Communities, a program started by the U.S. Department of Transportation to address local traffic safety issues. Maryland's Safe Communities Program focuses on child safety seat compliance, impaired driver education, traffic safety awareness for employers and assistance to older or non-English-speaking motorists. The group also provides grant money for college traffic safety programs including Salisbury University's SafeRide. The campus is home to one of the Safe Communities' four regional Maryland offices and is funded through a State Highway Administration grant.

Byrnes' presentation was with highway safety officials from Michigan and California.

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