BrainWorks Multimedia Wins 2015 Excellence in Highway Safety Award from National Safety Council

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NSC recently awarded BrainWorks Multimedia with the 2015 Safety in Excellence in Highway Safety Award for Driving Safety Training Program Innovations.

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It was very honoring and exciting for us to receive it and to be recognized by their entire defensive driving team.

It takes one text while driving or a distracted moment or a speeding driver to cause an immediate collision that can result in injuries or even death. To Barry and Lisa Von Lanken, founders of BrainWorks Multimedia, educating drivers about these driving dangers for the National Safety Council (NSC) is a way to save lives.

Since 2012, the Fort Wayne, Indiana-based company has developed innovative eLearning and video course materials using 2D and 3D animation for regular drivers and professional truck drivers for NSC, based in Itasca, Illinois. For example, one animated video shows how a driver runs a red light, causes a side impact collision and illustrates the devastating effects to body parts from a sudden impact.

Because of its work, NSC recently awarded the company with the 2015 Safety in Excellence in Highway Safety Award for Driving Safety Training Program Innovations. “It was very honoring and exciting for us to receive it and to be recognized by their entire defensive driving team,“ says Barry Von Lanken, president of BrainWorks Multimedia.

BrainWorks Chief Executive Officer Lisa Von Lanken adds that the award “was a great validation of the work that we do and the values that we try to instill throughout our training programs to help people drive in a safer manner not only for their own protection but for the protection of their family and for the people who are out there on the roads around them.”

NSC Subject Matter Expert and Training Director James Solomon nominated the Von Lankens for this award. “One driver at a time, the NSC Driver Safety Program is working to reduce motor vehicle collisions and create safer roads,” says Solomon. “We selected BrainWorks Multimedia for this award because they continue to digitally transform NSC course materials so drivers more easily learn to improve their skills.”

About BrainWorks Multimedia
Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, BrainWorks Multimedia, http://www.brainworksmultimedia.com, develops training solutions targeted to the specific needs of their client’s audience using rapid eLearning development software. BrainWorks also provides full video production and editing, animation, graphic design, instructional design, learning management system support and webinar development.

About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.
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