National Transportation Safety Board will host forum on distracted driving

March 22, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board, an independent group that is the nation’s leading federal safety advocate, is hosting a forum in Washington later this month to discuss the topic and potential solutions. Last year the group called for a nationwide ban on cell phone use while driving.

“Attentive Driving: Countermeasures for Distraction” is set for Tuesday, March 27, at the NTSB Conference Center,  The forum will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be free and open to the public. The meeting will also be streamed online.

NTSB Chairman will moderate the forum, with the other four board members also participating. The forum will incorporate experts from federal and state government, vehicle manufacturers, safety advocacy groups, law enforcement organizations and research outfits.

The forum’s four panels are: Attention to Non-Driving Tasks; Distracted Driving Laws and Enforcement; Attentive Driving: Changing Attitudes and Behaviors; and Technology and Design Countermeasures. These panels will tackle things ranging from state laws and enforcement efforts to the different types of distracted driving.

The Spinner Law Firm is dedicated to public awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.  If you or someone you know was injured as a result of a distracted driver, please contact our firm immediately.

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