AAA Southern New England Traffic Safety Awards took place recently at the Wyndham Boston Andover Hotel in Andover. The Reading Police Department was presented with AAA’s 2013 Gold Award of Excellence in recognition of their outstanding achievements in traffic safety. These efforts have enabled their community to enjoy 8 consecutive years without a pedestrian fatality. Shown (from left) at the award ceremony are Reading Police Safety Officer Christine Amendola, Officer Justin Martel, AAA Senior Vice President Ken Crossley and Reading Police Executive Officer Dick Robbins. Officer Martel was also honored as a 2013 AAA Traffic Safety Hero.