RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office is accepting nominations for awards given to people and organizations for efforts aimed at changing behaviors that lead to crashes, injuries and fatalities.

Thirteen different awards will be given, based on creativity, imagination, uniqueness, the impact on the community and the use of volunteers and private sector resources.

Individuals, organizations, businesses or government agencies are eligible for the awards based on transportation safety activities and programs in 2018.

Nominations for the 2019 Virginia Governor's Transportation Safety Awards will be open through March 15.

The awards will be presented in late May.