By Partnership for the National Trails System
Adapted from NPS website and February 21, 2018 news release
The National Park Service (NPS) Traffic Safety Coalition recognized Mary Risser as the 2017 Superintendent of the Year. Risser has been the Superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway, which also administers the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, since 2013. Each year the Traffic Safety Coalition searches out superintendents who have made a positive impact on the safety of our employees and visitors, particularly in the area of highway safety.
“Rangers are employing a variety of techniques to reduce motorists’ speed on the Parkway, including running saturation patrols, patrolling with unmarked vehicles, and targeting aggressive drivers,“ Risser said. “The Parkway is also conducting various studies to learn where collisions and fatalities are most common on the Parkway and researching ways to make these areas safer. Our top priority is to enhance the safety for all Parkway users.”
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