DRIVE Smart Virginia Virtual Safety Series

Upcoming Sessions


Corporate Risk Management

February 3rd, 2021

2:00 – 3:20pm EST

Speakers: Phil Renaud, The Risk Institute at The Ohio State University; Eric Spalsbury, Stanley Steemer International

Description: Traffic crashes are the leading cause of workplace death in America. It is imperative to include strict traffic safety policies and programs into your business practices. Phil will discuss how to best incorporate traffic safety policies into the workplace and the most effective ways to achieve employee buy-in. Attendees will also hear from a company that has a successful safety culture and how they address fleet safety.

Phil Renaud

Phil Renaud

Eric Spalsbury

Eric Spalsbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Guys With Strong Opinions

February 11, 2021

2:00 – 3:20pm EST

Speakers: Keith Greenstein and Matt Klug

Description: For the past 20+ years, Matt and Keith have worked as advertising creative directors on brands of all shapes and sizes. Global ones like Google, Sony, Apple, Coke, Disney, Visa, and PayPal. National ones like The Ad Council, Burt’s Bees, Virgin America, and CarMax. And regional ones like Bojangles’, Charlotte Tourism, Slo Down Wines, and DRIVE SMART Virginia. They are the team behind some of DRIVE SMART’s long running campaigns such as “Buckle Up Phone Down” and “See and Be Seen” and have worked with the organization for over 15 years. They’ve created campaigns for all kinds of target audiences, across all kinds platforms (both traditional and non-traditional), and along the way they’ve nurtured talent, managed teams, won awards, and built strong bonds of trust with clients who, in their words, ADORE them.

During this webinar, Matt and Keith will discuss how to market your message when you’re not the target, and how to modify those messages when you’re working across multiple platforms. They will present examples of their work, share insights, and provide a great opportunity to learn more about reaching different audiences with your safe driving message.

Keith Greenstein

Keith Greenstein

Matt Klug

Matt Klug

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Advanced Driver Technology to Spot Distracted Driving

February 17th, 2021

2-3:20pm EST

Speakers: Dr. Jeff Hickman, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute; Lisa Gonzalez, Lytx; Brandon Leininger, American Central Transport, Inc; and Bob Verret, Dupre Logistics

Description: During this webinar, Dr. Jeffrey Hickman, group leader for the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, will share the insights he has gained from his extensive research into distracted driving. Plus, two fleets—American Central Transport and Dupré Logistics—will share examples of how they use technology to have a real-time impact on risk and improve fleet safety. 

Jeff Hickman

Jeff Hickman

Lisa Gonzalez

Lisa Gonzalez

Brandon Leininger

Brandon Leininger

Bob Verret

Bob Verret

 

 

 

 

 

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Rural Road Safety

March 3rd, 2021

2:00 – 3:20pm EST

Speakers: Dana Fisher, Virginia Farm Bureau; Jaime Sullivan, National Center for Rural Road Safety

Description: All roads are not created equal and rural roads present a unique challenge to the drivers that travel on them. Learn about effective strategies and programs that address the rural road user and work to lower injuries and deaths on rural roadways. During this webinar, Jaime Sullivan will discuss the unique challenges of rural road safety, the importance of including rural areas as we strive for zero, effective strategies being used in rural areas, and how you as an individual and agency can support safety initiatives and positively impact traffic safety culture. Farm Bureau will share information on what to look for when approaching slow moving vehicles. The session will include presentations from farmers who will share their personal experiences operating equipment on public roads and tips from the driver’s seat.

Jaime Sullivan

Jaime Sullivan

Dana Fisher

Dana Fisher

 

 

 

 

 

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Safer Vehicles for a Safer World

March 11, 2021

2:00-3:20pm EST

Speakers:

David Zuby, Chief Research Officer IIHS; Becky Mueller, Senior Research Engineer, IIHS

Description:

Vehicle safety has greatly improved over recent years. The driver death rate for 2017 and equivalent models during 2015-18 was 36 deaths per million registered vehicle years – a significant improvement from a rate of 87 for 2002-model-year-equivalent vehicles in in 2000-03. Even so, IIHS research suggests that further improvements are possible. This webinar will begin with a virtual tour of IIHS crash test facility and discuss efforts to develop new crash tests and promote driver assistance systems that promise to help drivers avoid crashes in the first place.

David Zuby

David Zuby

Becky Mueller

Becky Mueller

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Communicating with Diverse Audiences

Date: March 15, 2021

2:00-3:00pm EST

Speaker:

Dr. Janice Underwood, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Description:

When it comes to effective messaging, the “one size fits all” approach is no longer acceptable. Reaching audiences of various ethnicities, ages, cultures, etc. means adopting new strategies. Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Janice Underwood will discuss the efforts of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to ensure inclusion across the Commonwealth and how other organizations can become more inclusive in their messaging, to better serve diverse communities.

Dr. Janice Underwood

Dr. Janice Underwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recordings of Previous Presentations


Teaching Teens to Drive: The Parental Role

Date: October 21

Speakers: Dr. Johnathan Ehsani, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Dr. Charlie Klauer, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Description: Parents play a critical role in teaching their teenager to drive. This webinar will present the latest scientific evidence on how to keep teenagers safe as they take the wheel. This includes practical steps on how parents can guide their teenager during the learner stage and how to reduce the risk of crashes when teenagers begin to drive on their own.

Link to recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7520593973735826695


Teen Programs That Shine

November 4th, 2020

2:00 – 3:20pm EST

Speakers: Joel Feldman, EndDD.org; Stacy Tisdale, Teens in the Driver Seat

Description: This webinar will introduce attendees to two nationally-renowned teen driver programs that are making our roadways safer.

Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) is a peer-to-peer program for teens that focuses solely on traffic safety and addresses all major risks for this age group. Teens are responsible for implementing the program while Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) provides the science, guidance and project resources.

EndDD.org is a non-profit organization that has created science-based distracted driving presentations, amassed a network of 500 speakers, and created a program to teach teens how to effectively speak up when driven distracted by others.

Joel Feldman

Joel Feldman

Stacey Tisdale

Stacey Tisdale

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1259129241048096013


Turning Tragedy Into Action

December 10th, 2020

2:00 – 3:20pm EST

Speakers: Jennifer Smith, StopDistractions.org; Julie Garner, Project Yellow Light; Mike Drury, Mike Drury Foundation; Nina Todd, Back to the Dirt Back to the Moon Foundation; and Christina Dempsey, Three Ribbons for Three Reasons

Description: Motor vehicle crashes can have devastating outcomes for families, friends, and communities. Hear from the families of victims and crash survivors about how their lives have been affected and how they are sharing their tragedies in hopes of making our roadways safer. Speakers will discuss how providing platforms for them to engage with the community can help connect motorists with the true risks involved in driving.

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

Julie Garner

Julie Garner

Nina Todd

Nina Todd

Christina Dempsey

Christina Dempsey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6820926347577162510


Distracted Driving: Past, Present, Future

January 12th, 2021

2:00 – 3:00pm EST

Speaker: Raymond H. LaHood, Former United States Secretary of Transportation

Description: Secretary Ray LaHood led the charge against distracted driving in 2009 when he held the Department of Transportation’s first Distracted Driving Summit in Washington D.C. During that Summit, he told the hundreds of attendees that, “we need a combination of strong laws, tough enforcement and ongoing public education to make a difference.” Now, 11 years later, we are checking in with Secretary LaHood to see what has changed with distracted driving since that first Summit. Have we made progress in the fight against distracted driving? What more do we still need to accomplish and how do we get results? Join Secretary LaHood as he discusses the major players in this endeavor, the strategies he has found effective thus far, and the paths to success in the future.

Ray LaHood

Link to recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/787776304328073999


Lifespan Considerations in Crash-Injury Epidemiology and Traffic Safety

Wednesday, January 20th

2:00p – 3:20pm EST.

Speakers: Dr. Barbara C. Banz, Yale University; Dr. Thomas Hartka, University of Virginia; Dr. Federico Vaca, Yale University

Description: Think about how important taking a lifespan perspective in traffic safety can be. Hear about some fascinating aspects of pediatric occupant and teen driver safety you may not have previously considered! Learn about the factors associated with EMS transport decisions for pediatric patients after motor vehicle collisions, the complexities of young driver injuries and fatal motor vehicle crashes, and the factors contributing to the delay in driving licensure among U.S. high school students and young adults.

Barbara Banz

Thomas Hartka

Federico Vaca

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to recording here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5910498834848285453

 

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