2021 Virginia Highway Safety Virtual Summit

The Department of Motor Vehicles will host its annual Highway Safety Summit virtually through a series of webinars July 13-14 & 20-21, 2021.

The theme is "2021: Moving Forward Together."

The virtual summit will feature sessions on current highway safety issues to continue our efforts to decrease the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities on our roadways.

This summit is for highway safety stakeholders from law enforcement, state agencies, non-profits, institutes of higher education; as well as other highway safety advocates to attend.

The Summit will span over four days during a two-week time period via GoToMeeting. Speakers from the national, state, and local level will talk about a variety of topics.

Registration is FREE!

For more info  go to 2021 Virginia Highway Safety Virtual Summit - Toward Zero Deaths - Virginia (tzdva.org)

Register today: 2021 VA Highway Safety Summit Registration
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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

 Start – Stop Time

Topic/Speaker

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Opening Remarks & Zero Fatality Recognition Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine, Acting NHTSA Administrator Dr. Steven Cliff and Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Rick Holcomb (Moderator)

2:15 p.m – 3:00 p.m.

Safe Systems Approach to Highway Safety Keynote Speaker, Jane Terry National Safety Council, VP Government Affairs

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

 Start – Stop Time

Topic/Speaker

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Persuasive Messaging for Diverse Communities Kimberly Burt Department of Motor Vehicles (Moderator), Yolanda Avent Department of Motor Vehicles, Juan Santacoloma, Chesterfield SAFE

1:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m.

Changing Risky Driving Behavior Bill Naff NHTSA (Moderator), Keith Williams NHTSA, Patrick Foye Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, Andrea Garland Roanoke City, Michael Sawyer Richmond City

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

 Start – Stop Time

Topic/Speaker

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Crash Data to Problem ID: In Pursuit of Answers Angelisa Jennings Department of Motor Vehicles (Moderator), Dr. Kathleen Hancock Virginia Tech, Amber Elmore Chesterfield County Police, Jason Long Fairfax County Police

1:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m.

Marijuana Legalization Impact on Traffic Safety James Entas TSRP (Moderator) Panel members pending confirmation.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

 Start – Stop Time

Topic/Speaker

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Evolution of the Four E's: How we build the Highway Safety System of the future informed by our experiences in 2020 George Bishop (Moderator) Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, Mark Cole Virginia Department of Transportation, Eric English Henrico Police Department, Dia Gainor National Association of EMS Officials, Amy Boze NDP, Carson Goodrich NDP

 

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