On October 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Executive Office of Transportation, 10 Park Plaza, Suit 3170 in Boston members of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) and Martha Irwin presented Sergeant Richard Eubanks of the Massachusetts State Police with an Honorable Mention Martha Irwin Distinguished Service Award for Safety.
This award is presented every year to a member of a law enforcement agency, or an individual or organization whose primary function is directly associated with highway and traffic safety. Registrar Anne Collins nominated Sergeant Eubanks for this award because of his outstanding commitment to public safety and his participation in RMV traffic safety programs.
"During his 27 years with the State Police, Sgt. Eubanks has devoted countless hours to taking bad drivers off the road and forcing them to confront their reckless behavior in a reform program that has gained statewide and national attention," said Registrar Anne L. Collins. "He created the curriculum and continues to teach the course which is being credited for making our roadways safer."
For the past seven years, Sergeant Eubanks has served as the coordinator of the State Courts Against Road Rage (SCARR) program. The SCARR program was developed to educate and reduce recidivism among drivers charged with serious motor vehicle violations. It is a program that combines the referral resources of the courts with the motor vehicle expertise of the Massachusetts State Police to promote driver and community education on the importance of safe and responsible driving. Sergeant Eubanks is the principal designer and instructor of the program.