The Barry Sweedler AwardBarry Sweedler, a friend and colleague to many road safety professionals, passed away in 2009.
His influential career included over three decades of service at the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, becoming a founding partner of Safety and Policy Analysis International, and serving as the president of the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety(ICADTS). He received the Presidential Meritorious Senior Executive award for his work to reduce the use of alcohol and drugs in the transportation industry and the Presidential Distinguished Senior Executive award for his work in helping to prevent transportation accidents.
Barry was also a strong supporter of solutions to prevent and reduce alcohol impaired driving, including alcohol ignition interlocks. He was an active attendee at the Annual International Alcohol Interlock Symposia series and supportive of new attendees, new ideas, and perspectives to advance the field.
In honor of Barry's contributions to improve traffic safety, the Barry Sweedler Award will be conferred upon one recipient each year to support their participation in the Alcohol Interlock Symposium. The successful nominee will receive a stipend of $2,000 to support travel and attendance.
To review the Call for Nominations for this year's Symposium and review the eligibility criteria and application process, please click here.