Presentations

Tuesday, May 15

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Deborah A.P. Hersman

Session 1: The Current State of Affairs

Panel 1: The Substance

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

Alcohol and Driving
James Hedlund, Ph.D.
Principal
Highway Safety North

The Role of Drugs in Impaired Driving
Robert L. DuPont, M.D.
President
Institute for Behavior and Health

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.

Profile of alcohol-impaired drivers
Anne T. McCartt, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Research
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Substance-Impaired Driving in Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes in the US
Terry T. Shelton
Associate Administrator, National Center for Statistics and Analysis
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Wisconsin Collecting and Sharing Data
Darlene Schwartz
Information System Supervisor, Division of Motor Vehicles
Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Session 2: Current Interventions

Panel 3: Education and Outreach

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

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

9 Keys to Health Communication Campaign Success
Grant T. Baldwin, Ph.D., MPH
Director, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (CDC)

Changing Traffic Safety Culture with Values-Based Campaigns
Dee Allsop, Ph.D.
CEO, Managing Partner
Heart+Mind Strategies

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.

Identifying, Arresting and Prosecuting Substance Impaired Driving
Technical Sergeant Douglas J. Paquette
New York State Police

When Just Saying No Doesn't Matter: No Refusal
Warren Diepraam, J.D.
Chief Prosecutor, Trial Division and Vehicular Crimes Section
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

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

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.

Actions to Eliminate Substance Impaired Driving: Adjudication and Sanctioning
Ward Vanlaar, Ph.D.
Vice President Research
Traffic Injury Research Foundation

Treatment Perspectives on Criminal Justice System
Terrence D. Walton
Director of Treatment
Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia

Wednesday, May 16

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.

EvaluationThe Evolution of Research into The Responsible Beverage Service as a Preventive Interventiona Intervention
Robert Saltz, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Prevention Research Center

Alcoholic Beverage Control Regulation and Enforcement: Overview and Strategies for Preventing Impaired Driving
Chief Frederick Mahony
Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
National Liquor Law Enforcement Association

Implementing a SBIRT Curriculum for Medical Residents: Training the Next Generation
Robert E. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., FACP
Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine and Psychiatry
Howard University

Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety DADSS
Abdullatif (Bud) Zaouk, D.Sc.
Director - Transportation Solutions
QinetiQ North America

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.

EU Progress in Fighting Drink Driving and the Use of Alcohol Interlock Devices
Mircea Steriu
Communications Officer
European Transport Safety Council

Impaired Driving Countermeasures: an Australian perspective
Professor Barry Watson, Ph.D.
Director
Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland

British Columbia Ministry of Justice, Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles
Steve Martin
Superintendent of Motor Vehicles
British Columbia Ministry of Justice

Closing Remarks
Deborah A.P. Hersman, Chairman