NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 28, 2013) - The Canadian Automobile Association is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 CAA Road Safety Journalism Award, presented at the awards banquet of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada.
Jil McIntosh won for an entertaining and informative article on child car seats and how to pick the right one as a child ages. The judges found the article took an important but well-worn topic and made it come to life through lively writing and fresh insights that spoke to a variety of audiences, from young families to grandparents. Ms. McIntosh is a previous recipient of the CAA Road Safety Journalism Award.
Gerry Malloy also received an honorary mention for his article on cognitive distraction, a growing area of concern and academic research that focuses on driving distractions caused by inattention. Judges said the article used a smooth and simple writing style to communicate some complicated information in an easy-to-understand way that brought home the importance of the topic.
CAA is pleased to sponsor the CAA Road Safety Journalism Award to draw attention to the importance of public service journalism on road safety, and to highlight the excellent work being done in the field.
CAA is a federation of nine Clubs providing nearly 6 million Members with exceptional emergency roadside service, complete automotive and travel services, member savings and comprehensive insurance services. CAA also advocates on issues of concern to its Members, including road safety, the environment, mobility, infrastructure and consumer protection.