NTSB Chairman Hersman is joined by Andy Pilgrim and Jordin Sparks as they address the media at the Attentive Driving: Countermeasures for Distraction Forum
Distracted driving is a serious safety risk on our highways as evidenced by both accident data and laboratory research. The purpose of this one-day forum is to examine countermeasures that can mitigate distracted driving behaviors. Forum panels will consider the findings of distracted driver research and will promote ongoing and future efforts to promote attentive driving and eliminate distracted driving accidents. Specific countermeasures to be addressed include distracted driving laws and enforcement, changing attitudes and behaviors through education and outreach, and technology and design countermeasures.
NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will serve as Chair of the forum, and all five of the NTSB Board Members will serve as members of the Board of Inquiry. Expert panelists will include safety advocacy groups, vehicle manufacturers, law enforcement, government, and the research community. This event will take place at the NTSB Conference Center in Washington DC on March 27, 2012 and will be streamed live via webcast. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the next day for forums and are archived for a period of three months from the date of the event.