NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

Video and Final Agenda for NTSB'S Substance-Impaired Driving Forum Released Today

May 9, 2012

WASHINGTON - Today the National Transportation Safety Board released a short video (3:09) highlighting the issues to be addressed at its forum, "Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Substance-Impaired Driving," which will be held on Tuesday - Wednesday, May 15-16, 2012, in the NTSB Conference Center and Board Room in Washington, DC. The video may be viewed here:

In addition, the final agenda, with speaker names, affiliations, and biographies, has been published and is available on the forum website: www.ntsb.gov/ReachingZero.

The two-day forum will include a look at the substances that impair drivers and how those effects are measured; an examination of the types of individuals that drive impaired and how such behavior can be prevented; the role of education and outreach; judicial and extra-judicial approaches to preventing substance-impaired driving; and a look at strategies other countries have used to reduce substance-impaired driving accidents and fatalities.

The forum is free and open to all; no registration is required.

The entire two-day event will be webcast live at bit.ly/fzFiOW. An archive of the webcast will be available on our website for three months following the event.

Follow us on twitter@NTSB; the hashtag for the forum is #ReachingZero.

NTSB Media Contact:
Office of Public Affairs
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Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Peter Knudson



The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.