NTSB Board of Inquiry

Deborah A.P. Hersman, Chairman
Christopher A. Hart, Vice Chairman
Member Robert L. Sumwalt
Member Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D.
Member Earl F. Weener, Ph.D.

Tuesday, May 15

8:30am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Deborah A.P. Hersman

8:45am: Session 1: The Current State of Affairs
Panel 1: The Substance (8:45am-9:45am)

This panel will explore how alcohol and drugs affect the driver and how impairment is measured.

James Hedlund, Ph.D.
Highway Safety North

Robert L. DuPont, M.D.
Institute for Behavior and Health

9:45am: Break

10:15am: Panel 2: The Problem

This panel will describe the individuals who drive impaired, the scope of the alcohol and drug driving problem through crash/injury/fatality data, and the challenges in collecting data.

Jan Withers
National President
Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Anne T. McCartt, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Research
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Terry T. Shelton
Associate Administrator, National Center for Statistics and Analysis
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Darlene Schwartz
Information System Supervisor, Division of Motor Vehicles
Wisconsin Department of Transportation

11:25am: Mid-Day Break

12:00pm: Movie Trailer and Discussion

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Carrollton, Kentucky crash (May 14, 2013), Impact, a documentary about the event is being developed. The producers will show a trailer and answer questions during lunch.

12:45pm: Session 2: Current Interventions
Panel 3: Education and Outreach

This panel will explore the role of education and outreach in changing impaired driving behavior.

Michael L. Brown
Director, Office of Impaired Driving & Occupant Protection
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Grant T. Baldwin, Ph.D., MPH
Director, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (CDC)

Dee Allsop, Ph.D.
CEO, Managing Partner
Heart+Mind Strategies

1:45pm: Panel 4: Enforcement

This panel will describe how impaired drivers are identified and arrested and the role that insurance companies can play to "enforce" sober driving.

Technical Sergeant Douglas J. Paquette
New York State Police

Warren Diepraam, J.D.
Chief Prosecutor, Trial Division and Vehicular Crimes Section
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

Jeanne M. Salvatore
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Consumer Spokesperson
Insurance Information Institute

2:50pm: Break

3:20pm: Panel 5: Consequences

This panel will describe what happens after the arrest and address the benefits and challenges that the judicial system faces in dealing with substance-impaired drivers.

Ward Vanlaar, Ph.D.
Vice President Research
Traffic Injury Research Foundation

Terrence D. Walton
Director of Treatment
Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia

The Honorable Michael J. Barrasse
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Joanne E. Thomka, J.D.
National Traffic Law Center

5:00pm: Day 1 Concludes/Displays Close

Wednesday, May 16

9:00am: Session 3: Further Intervention Opportunities
Panel 6: Prevention

This panel will explore a range of non-judicial approaches that can help drivers make safe choices or prevent substance-impaired driving from occurring.

Robert Saltz, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Prevention Research Center

Chief Frederick Mahony
Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
National Liquor Law Enforcement Association

Robert E. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., FACP
Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine and Psychiatry
Howard University

Abdullatif (Bud) Zaouk, D.Sc.
Director - Transportation Solutions
QinetiQ North America

10:10am: Break

10:40am: Panel 7: International Perspective

This panel will discuss how other countries address substance-impaired driving and how those programs may be relevant in the United States.

Mircea Steriu
Communications Officer
European Transport Safety Council

Professor Barry Watson, Ph.D.
Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland

Steve Martin
Superintendent of Motor Vehicles
British Columbia Ministry of Justice

11:55am: Mid-Day Break
Technology and Law Enforcement Expo

Attendees are invited to visit outside exhibits: Volvo's alcoguard and D.C. Metropolitan Police's Breath Alcohol Testing (B.A.T.) Mobile.

1:15pm: Session 4: Next Steps
Panel 8: Actions Needed to Reach Zero

This panel will bring together representatives from government, advocacy organizations, industry, and other key constituencies to discuss the practical concerns and actions needed to eliminate substance-impaired driving.

Opening Presenter
The Honorable R. Gil Kerlikowske
Office of National Drug Control Policy

1:40pm: Additional Presenters
Ralph S. Blackman
President and CEO
The Century Council

John D. Bodnovich
Executive Director
American Beverage Licensees

Troy E. Costales
Governors Highway Safety Association

J.T. Griffin
Senior Vice President of Public Policy
Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Jacqueline Hackett
Deputy Director for Policy-Intergovernmental and Public Liaison
Office of National Drug Control Policy

Jenna L. McMahon
National Organizations for Youth Safety

Jeffrey P. Michael, Ed.D.
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Mayor Arlene J. Mulder
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Vice Chair, Conference of Mayors' Criminal and Social Justice Standing Committee

Jacob Nelson, MPH, MPP
Director of Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research

Representative Jan Pauls
Kansas House of Representatives

Mary Jane Saunders, J.D.
General Counsel
Beer Institute

Stephen K. Talpins, J.D.
Vice President
Institute for Behavior and Health

Robert Voas, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

3:00pm: Break

3:30pm: Resume Panel 8

4:45pm: Closing Remarks
Deborah A.P. Hersman, Chairman