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Distracted Driving Summit

I’ve got a number of journalistic irons in the fire at the moment, so it’s been exceedingly hard to post, but here’s something to fill your time: Live, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Distracted Driving Summit, beginning September 30.

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3 Responses to “Distracted Driving Summit”

  1. Steven Aldrich Says:

    I am the CEO of Posit Science and will be attending the Summit to influence the discussion about solutions. Good legislation combined with technology and individuals taking responsibility to stop self-inflicted distractions will help reduce the 6 million accidents that occur in the US annually. However, there is too much focus on texting and cell phone use. A broad approach to distracted driving is critical because most accidents are caused by other distractions … interesting signs, kids asking questions from the back seat, music on the radio as well as many other events on the road and in the car. We will not be able to regulate or remove all of those distractions.

    Recent discoveries about how the brain works point to another way to increase driving safety – improve the driver’s ability to focus and react. We built DriveSharp, a brain fitness software program recommended by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, to put those discoveries into practice. DriveSharp’s clinically-proven technology makes people safer behind the wheel by training the brain to think faster and react quicker. For more information, please go to http://www.drivesharp.com

  2. aaron Says:

    Anyone talk about congestion causing people to turn to distractions which compound congestion on top of being dangerous.

  3. mike Says:

    I noticed a far amount of company owned vehicles have these 1800 hows my driving bumper stickers. Isn’t this helping prevoke dangerous driving? Even if they don’t grab there cell phone to call, grabbing a pen and writing down the number to call later is ju st as dangerous. I just find it ironic these companies with the bumber stickers is suppose to help removing dangerous driving when its actually worsening the sitution. Just my 2 cents. I think Ray LaHood should put ban on these stickers as well.

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Upcoming Talks

April 9, 2008.
California Office of Traffic Safety Summit
San Francisco, CA.

May 19, 2009
University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies
Bloomington, MN

June 23, 2009
Driving Assessment 2009
Big Sky, Montana

June 26, 2009
PRI World Congress
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

June 27, 2009
Day of Architecture
Utrecht, The Netherlands

July 13, 2009
Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP)
Phoenix, AZ.

August 12-14
Texas Department of Transportation “Save a Life Summit”
San Antonio, Texas

September 2, 2009
Governors Highway Safety Association Annual Meeting
Savannah, Georgia

September 11, 2009
Oregon Transportation Summit
Portland, Oregon

October 8
Honda R&D Americas
Raymond, Ohio

October 10-11
INFORMS Roundtable
San Diego, CA

October 21, 2009
California State University-San Bernardino, Leonard Transportation Center
San Bernardino, CA

November 5
Southern New England Planning Association Planning Conference
Uncasville, Connecticut

January 6
Texas Transportation Forum
Austin, TX

January 19
Yale University
(with Donald Shoup; details to come)

Monday, February 22
Yale University School of Architecture
Eero Saarinen Lecture

Friday, March 19
University of Delaware
Delaware Center for Transportation

April 5-7
University of Utah
Salt Lake City
McMurrin Lectureship

April 19
International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (Organization Management Workshop)
Austin, Texas

Monday, April 26
Edmonton Traffic Safety Conference
Edmonton, Canada

Monday, June 7
Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Wednesday, July 6
Fondo de Prevención Vial
Bogotá, Colombia

Tuesday, August 31
Royal Automobile Club
Perth, Australia

Wednesday, September 1
Australasian Road Safety Conference
Canberra, Australia

Wednesday, September 22

Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s
Traffic Incident Management Enhancement Program
Statewide Conference
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Wednesday, October 20
Rutgers University
Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
Piscataway, NJ

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre
Injury Prevention Forum
Toronto

Monday, May 2
Idaho Public Driver Education Conference
Boise, Idaho

Tuesday, June 2, 2011
California Association of Cities
Costa Mesa, California

Sunday, August 21, 2011
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Attitudes: Iniciativa Social de Audi
Madrid, Spain

April 16, 2012
Institute for Sensible Transport Seminar
Gardens Theatre, QUT
Brisbane, Australia

April 17, 2012
Institute for Sensible Transport Seminar
Centennial Plaza, Sydney
Sydney, Australia

April 19, 2012
Institute for Sensible Transport Seminar
Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne, Australia

January 30, 2013
University of Minnesota City Engineers Association Meeting
Minneapolis, MN

January 31, 2013
Metropolis and Mobile Life
School of Architecture, University of Toronto

February 22, 2013
ISL Engineering
Edmonton, Canada

March 1, 2013
Australian Road Summit
Melbourne, Australia

May 8, 2013
New York State Association of
Transportation Engineers
Rochester, NY

August 18, 2013
BoingBoing.com “Ingenuity” Conference
San Francisco, CA

September 26, 2013
TransComm 2013
(Meeting of American Association
of State Highway and Transportation
Officials’ Subcommittee on Transportation
Communications.
Grand Rapids MI

 

 

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