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Second annual Do Not Disturb While Driving Day

October 19, 2023, is the second annual National Do Not Disturb While Driving Day. This day draws attention to a life-saving feature that is already integrated into every smartphone. Do Not Disturb While Driving settings block calls, texts and other notifications while you’re driving, and help keep you focused on the road ahead. Our goal is to encourage individuals to turn on their phone’s DNDWD feature. We also encourage employers to implement policies that will ensure their employees are distraction-free while driving on business. You have a choice! Show you care about the lives of your friends, family members and even strangers. Choose to stay safe by turning on your phone’s Do Not Disturb function and tell others to do the same. Join our movement and spread the word: enabling a simple setting on your phone could save your life. Just turn it on! Is your organization interested in being listed as a partner for National Do Not Disturb While Driving Day? Email Joe Young, NDDC Communications Subcommittee co-chair, at [email protected]. Social Media Toolkit coming soon List of partner organizations coming soon
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GHSA 2023 Annual Meeting

The Governors Highway Safety Association’s 2023 Annual Meeting will be held in the heart of New York City, August 12-16. With traffic fatalities and dangerous driving at unprecedented levels, it’s critical to bring together highway safety, public health, law enforcement and business leaders from across the nation to address the ongoing roadway safety crisis. This year’s theme, “Connecting Communities: Putting Vision Zero into Action,” affirms the importance of involving communities of all sizes in implementing proven and innovative solutions for preventing crashes. We can’t wait to see you in the Big Apple, a vibrant city that is the epicenter of the Vision Zero effort in the United States. General sessions will cover critical roadway safety topics that will inspire, inform and excite. Senior government officials involved in advancing the National Roadway Safety Strategy that calls for a zero fatalities goal are invited to speak at the Monday Opening General Session. Additional general sessions will explore equity and engagement in traffic safety, progress toward implementing the Safe System approach and ensuring non-motorized road users have a right to the road. Workshops will dive deep into a wide array of traffic safety topics, including speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, bike and pedestrian safety, equity in traffic enforcement, how to reach and support underserved communities, highway safety criminal justice, auto safety technology, traffic safety culture, teen driver safety and the future of the Drug Recognition Expert program. Location: New York Marriott Marquis 1535 Broadway, New York, New York 10036 Registration and more information
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DRIVE SMART Virginia’s 10th Annual Distracted Driving Summit

Hosted by DRIVE SMART Virginia, this Summit will bring together industry leaders, scientists, educators, safety professionals, and law enforcement to share ideas, gather information, learn about best practices and forge solutions for distracted driving. The goal will be for all attendees to return to their communities with fresh ideas and reasonable solutions for the distracted driving issues in their area. A tandem goal will be for organizers to gather information and knowledge on issues and roadblocks throughout Virginia in order to build upon existing programs and design better educational opportunities for the future. Breakout 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, teen driver issues, law enforcement efforts, and how to ultimately change behavior. Location: The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061. Virtual attendance is also possible. The virtual attendee option will ONLY include general sessions and NO breakout sessions! Registration and more information
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NDDC: Seeking Solutions to Eliminate Distracted Driving

Where: Hilton Washington DC - National Mall, Washington DC
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Virtual Registration https://bit.ly/April26Virtual
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Insurance Institute Meeting – DRIVE SMART Virginia & ASSP

Location: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 988 Dairy Road Ruckersville, VA 22968 Copy on invitation: We are pleased to invite you to join us on April 25 at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Ruckersville for a joint meeting with the American Society of Safety Professionals. This event is by invitation only. We will tour the facility, view a crash test, enjoy a catered lunch, and get a briefing from David Zuby of IIHS on their recent research and the current state of traffic safety. If you have never experienced a crash test at this facility, it is a one-of-a-kind opportunity! We hope to see you there! Cost $25/per person, includes hot catered lunch (Invite Only) Link to Ticket Purchase - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/insurance-institute-meeting-drive-smart-virginia-assp-tickets-482502326447
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