EndDD.org was privileged to exhibit at the annual Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Prioriies on April 27-29, 2014 in Nashville, TN. Lifesavers is the largest gathering of highway safety professionals in the U.S. dedicated to reducing the tragic toll of deaths and injuries on our nation’s roadways. We were also honored that EndDD.org founder, Joel Feldman, Esq., MS, Philadelphia, PA was one of the speakers on a panel educating the public about distracted driving.
There were more than 250 speakers and 80 different workshops and panels featuring experts and practitioners talking about cutting-edge programs in teen driver safety, child occupant protection, distracted driving and six other traffic safety tracks. Close to 2,000 highway safety professionals attended the conference this year.
Moderating the panel at which Feldman spoke was Jonathan Adkins, Executive Director, Governors Highway Safety Association. Also speaking were Kristie Johnson, PhD, Research Psychologist, NHTSA, Washington, DC and Sgt. Todd Engwer, New York State Police LEL, Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, New York State Police, Albany, NY.
Dr. Johnson discussed the latest NHTSA research about driver’s attitudes and behaviors with respect to distracted driving. Sgt. Engwer detailed New York State’s very proactive initiatives to combat distracted driving, including their partnership with safety advocate and victim, Jacy Good. Joel Feldman enlightened the audience about the innovative and science based methods that EndDD.org is using to educate and change attitudes and behaviors of teens and adults regarding distracted driving.
The Lifesavers conference highlights the fact that saving lives through traffic safety is a collaborative effort including the federal, state and local governments, law enforcement, researchers, industry, communities, non-profits and individuals.
We at EndDD.org are optimistic that through education and awareness, we can change the driving culture.