Road to Zero Conference

October 5, 2016

At this day-long conference, NHTSA will follow up on a series of meetings held earlier this year to address a nationwide increase in traffic deaths. The agency will be joined by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Safety Council to lay out countermeasures and behavior-change strategies that will cut traffic fatalities and put the United States on the road to zero traffic fatalities.


8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions

U.S. DOT Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez

8:40 a.m.
Coalition Announcement

NHTSA Administrator Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D.
FHWA Deputy Administrator David Kim
FMCSA Deputy Administrator Daphne Jefferson
NSC President Debbie Hersman

9:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m.
Coalition Outline

Jeff Michael, NHTSA
Debbie Hersman, NSC

10 a.m.
Using What We Know: Urgency for Focus and Coordination

Moderator: Debbie Hersman
Panel Discussion:  Jonathan Adkins, Governors Highway Safety Association; Ian Grossman, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators; Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network; Adrienne Gildea, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance; Richard Retting, Institute of Transportation Engineers

11:30 a.m.
Implementing a Collaborative Program

Moderator: Mike Griffith, FHWA
Marie Walsh, Toward Zero Deaths Steering Committee; Juan Martinez, New York City DOT

Break for Lunch

Note: There are several restaurants within walking distance of the conference center.

1 p.m.
New Strategies for Getting to Zero

Moderator: Jack Van Steenburg, FMCSA

Data Investigation – Looking for What We Might Have Overlooked

Dan Morgan, DOT Office of the Secretary – Office of the Chief Information Officer

Situational Awareness – Plans for Pilot-Testing Behavioral Intervention

Chuck Gulash, Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center

1:30 p.m.
Can We See the Future From Here?

Moderator: Debbie Hersman, NSC
Panel Discussion:  King Gee, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; Dia Gainor, National Association of State EMS Officials; Catherine McCullough, Intelligent Car Coalition; Jessica Cicchino, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

2:45 p.m.

3 p.m.
Utility of a Zero-Traffic-Death Scenario for Policy Development

Moderator: Jeff Michael, NHTSA
Matts Belin, Swedish Ministry of Transport

3:20 p.m.
Scenario Development: Methodology, Process, and Examples

Moderator: Jeff Michael, NHTSA
Rich Silberglitt, RAND Corporation

4 p.m.
Next Steps

Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D.
Debbie Hersman

4:30 p.m.