DRIVE SMART Virginia is excited to announce that the 9th Annual Distracted Driving Summit will be held on August 18-19, 2022 at the Hilton Norfolk The Main. There was a great response to the hybrid Summit last year.
The Summit will offer both in-person and virtual options for attendees this year as well. Drive Safe Hampton Roads is known for its commitment to safety, so reach out to your colleagues with this year’s sponsorship opportunities. Please note that DRIVE SMART Virginia is looking for a parking sponsor this year. This sponsor will allow DRIVE SMART Virginia to cover the cost of parking at the Summit property for all attendees. The City of Norfolk operates the parking lot and thus we were not able to negotiate a lower rate into our hotel contract.
This Summit continues to be an extremely important event as traffic deaths are on the rise. The National Highway Traffic Safety reported that the first half of 2021 saw the largest six-month increase ever recorded in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System’s history. The first half of 2021 saw an 18.4% increase over 2020.That’s the largest number of projected fatalities in that time period since 2006. Secretary Pete Buttigieg has called it a “crisis” and says “we cannot and should not accept these fatalities as simply a part of everyday life in America.”
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9th Annual Distracted Driving Summit
in Norfolk, Virginia
August 18-19, 2022
Sessions: Sessions will cover a variety of topics including the technology being developed to curb distracted driving, best corporate practices from across the nation, what the research tells us, vulnerable road user issues, law enforcement efforts, and how to ultimately change behavior.
Hybrid Event: This Summit has both in-person and virtual attendee options. The virtual option will only live stream general sessions (no breakout sessions).