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Closing Remarks for Reaching Zero Crashes: A Dialogue on the Role of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, NTSB Conference Center, Washington, DC
Earl F. Weener, PhD
NTSB Conference Center, Washington, DC
10/27/2016

Today, we have taken part in important conversations between different safety stakeholders. They have shared their perspectives on various ways industry, academia, government, and media are promoting and educating drivers about driver-assist technologies. We have also learned about ways to do even more to educate and encourage the driving public to use these technologies through incentives to consumers, consistent safety messaging, and the creative promotion of crash avoidance technology use.

On behalf of the National Transportation Safety Board, I thank each and every one of our presenters for taking the time to share their research and discuss what their organizations are doing in this area. Also, I thank our hard-working NTSB team and our colleagues at the National Safety Council for putting this educational event together.

As you know, the NTSB is committed to promoting transportation safety. That’s because we have seen first-hand the devastation caused by traffic crashes, many of which could have been prevented through the proper use of existing crash avoidance technology. Traffic deaths represent a complex challenge and we must use every tool available, including education, legislation, enforcement, advocacy, and technology in our ongoing effort to move towards our goal…. zero traffic related fatalities.

We hope you take what you have learned here today with you and share it. Thank you all for your commitment to traffic safety.  And that concludes our event.