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Roundtable : Disconnect from Deadly Distractions
NTSB Conference Center
3/31/2015 9:00 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is holding a multi-modal roundtable discussion, "Disconnect from Deadly Distractions," on March 31, 2015, from 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m., in the NTSB Conference Center, located at 429 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W., in Washington, D.C. Approximately 40 experts from government, industry and academia will participate in this discussion. The roundtable will be open to the public and will be webcast through the NTSB website.

This is a crucial time for combating distractions in transportation, especially with the variety and types of portable electronic devices (PEDs) and infotainment systems increasing. In the last decade alone, the NTSB has found distraction from PEDs to be the cause of, or a contributing factor in, accident investigations in all modes of transportation. This roundtable is an opportunity to bring together experts in this area to discuss new, cutting edge solutions aimed at reducing such injuries and fatalities in all modes of transportation.



Participating Organizations: 

NOYS Distraction Advocates
Delaware State Police ​EndDD
​Nationwide Insurance ​​Toyota
​State Farm Insurance ​NHTSA
​Virginia Chiefs of Police ​Director of Regulatory Affairs
Consumer Electronics Association ​University of Kansas
​University of Utah NASA
​Allstate Insurance ​FCCLA
​National Safety Council ​Trandev
​Virginia Tech University ​​Norfolk Southern Railroad
​AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety ​SMART UTI
​National Sheriff's Association ​ALPA
Network of Employers for Traffic Safety ​Cruise Line International Association





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