It’s clear – especially after glancing at the proposed agenda for the upcoming 2010 Traffic Safety Conference – that communities, agencies, and the state and federal government are determined to make our roadways safer. Exactly how that’s achieved is up for discussion.
The Texas Transportation Institute’s Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) is organizing the event in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
“This is the second Traffic Safety Conference organized by CTS,” says Director John Mounce. “We are building on the success of the first event with a panel of safety experts and keynote addresses from the leaders of TxDOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We will also have numerous break-out sessions examining the key safety issues we are facing in Texas.”
The conference, with the theme “Putting the Pieces Together,” will be held March 29-31 in Dallas. Registration information and the conference schedule can be viewed on TTI’s website. The conference is attended by community and government leaders, law enforcement, transportation experts and safety personnel from across the state.
“The Traffic Safety Conference details the way we can reduce traffic crashes,” Mounce explains. “It examines our traffic laws, safety policies, research efforts and enforcement measures – but most importantly, the conference puts us all on the same page so we can tackle safety with a unified effort.”
Some of the issues addressed during the planned break-out sessions include motorcycle safety, wrong-way driving, safety issues in freight operations, sobriety checkpoints and changing the driving culture.