NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

Leading Safety Experts to participate in NTSB Attentive Driving Forum

March 2, 2012

WASHINGTON - Today the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the agenda, including invited presenters, for its Attentive Driving: Countermeasures for Distraction forum, which will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in the NTSB Conference Center and Board Room in Washington, DC. For the complete agenda with speaker names and affiliations, see the forum website: www.ntsb.gov/attentivedriving

NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will moderate the forum, and the other four Board Members will participate. The forum, which will begin at 8:30 a.m., is open to the public and free of charge.

Four panels of invited experts from federal and state government, vehicle manufacturers, safety advocacy groups, law enforcement, and the research community will discuss specific countermeasures to distracted driving. These issues include legislation, enforcement, changing attitudes and behaviors through education and outreach, and technological solutions. Forum panels will also consider the research on driver distraction that could contribute to reducing distracted driving accidents.

Organizations and individuals can submit materials for inclusion in the forum's public docket. Submissions should directly address one or more of the forum's four topic areas (identified by the panel titles on the agenda) and should be submitted electronically as an attached document to attentivedriving@ntsb.gov.

The forum will also be webcast live on the NTSB's website. Webcast details will be posted when available, and webcast archives remain active for three months following the event.

NTSB Media Contact: NTSB Public Affairs Terry Williams
(202) 314-6100



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