The Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) coordinated a workshop for posts who participate in the Department of State’s event data recorder program. Vehicle event data recorders are installed in motor vehicles at 25 embassies located in the riskiest driving environments around the world. This initiative has resulted in a greater than 90 percent reduction in driving risk at the participating posts and a 70 percent reduction in motor vehicle fatalities. During the workshop, OBO’s Director Tad Davis presented the Franklin award to representatives from 13 posts, in recognition of their superior performance in the program and their contribution to this life-saving mission.
Photo by Aeby Joseph