Vermont revamps Governor's Highway Safety Program

MONTPELIER - The Vermont Department of Public Safety announced June 20 that the Governor's Highway Safety Program will come under new leadership from within the Vermont State Police.

Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn recognizes the executive appointment of Lt. John Flannigan Traffic Safety Unit of the Vermont State Police as the new Governor's Highway Safety Program chief.

The change in management within Governor's Highway Safety Program will help unify traffic safety programs and messages throughout Vermont, while taking advantage of the collaborative network of resources available through the Department of Public Safety and the Vermont State Police.

As a proven leader and Traffic Safety Unit Commander, Lt. Flannigan brings a wealth of experience managing complex projects, serving as liaison with local, county, state, and national traffic safety programs, and cooperating with GHSP, Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Agency of Transportation.

"DPS and GHSP look forward to this new era of cooperation and consolidation," said Flannigan. "And we have every confidence that this new direction will allow us to continue providing exceptional traffic safety programs, while looking to the future in the development of new strategies that protect Vermonters."

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