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Event: Youth Open House and Transportation Educational Day

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NTSB Conference Center
10/22/2015 9:00 AM



Bus parking will be provided by the NTSB. NTSB staff will greet attendees at building entrance.

Moderator/Introduction Welcome (9:00 am – 9:10 am)

Nicholas Worrell, Chief, Safety Advocacy Division, NTSB
Janet Brooking, Executive Director of DRIVE SMART Virginia


Opening (9:10 am – 9:25 am)

Vice Chairman T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, NTSB
The Vice Chairman will discuss the importance of transportation safety, the role of the NTSB, and the goal of the youth open house.


Teen Driving Panel Discussion (9:30 am – 10:45 am)

Moderated by Stephanie Shaw, Safety Advocacy Division, NTSB


Fletcher Cleaves
High school athlete who is now paralyzed due to a distracted driver.
See ESPN and AT&T-produced video:

Jennifer Morrison
NTSB Investigator-in-Charge, Office of Highway Safety, will speak about her job at the NTSB and STEM career opportunities.

Dr. Mary Pat McKay
NTSB Medical Officer, NTSB drugged/impaired driving expert, will speak about street and prescription drugs and the importance of avoiding them when driving.

Viewing of Fletcher’s Video

Comments by Fletcher Cleaves, Jennifer Morrison and Mary Pat McKay

Question and Answer Period


Safe Driving Simulator and Display Stations (10:45 am – 12:15 pm)

Distracted Driving Simulator
Participate in an interactive learning experience featuring the DRIVE SMART simulator.
Location: Promenade at L’Enfant Plaza

NTSB Research Lab Display
View first-hand some of the research activities the NTSB conducts during a crash investigation, including analysis of black boxes and crash remnants.
Location: Board Room

Law Enforcement Display
View a law enforcement presentation and learn about law enforcement tools and strategies.
Location: Promenade at L’Enfant Plaza

NTSB Investigators
Learn how the NTSB investigates accidents, such as the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia, the boat lost in the hurricane, the dump truck collision in Maryland, and others.
Location: Board Room


Lunch (12:15 pm – 1:15 pm)

Viewing of Teen Driver Safety Videos, including Fletcher’s and others


NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind (1:30 pm – 2:00 pm)

(Introduction by Janet Brooking, Executive Director of DRIVE SMART Virginia)
Administrator Rosekind, a recognized fatigue expert, will discuss fatigue and drowsy driving, warning signs, and ways to make sure that you are alert and aware behind the wheel.


Congressman Don Beyer (2:00 pm-2:20 pm)

(Introduction by Brian Marangoni, GEICO Insurance)


Closing (2:20 pm – 2:30 pm)

Nicholas Worrell, Chief, Safety Advocacy Division, NTSB




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