NTSB Turns Spotlight on Impaired Driving

A two-day forum involving the board members and numerous experts will explore the issues in depth.

Reaching Zero is the title of a May 15-16 forum in which the host National Transportation Safety Board examines many issues surrounding impaired driving -– everything from the substances involved to enforcement, education, strategies used in other countries, and the types of people who drive impaired.

It will be a free, open forum with no registration required, and it will be webcast live in its entirety at bit.ly/fzFiOW. An archived webcast will be available at www.ntsb.gov for three months afterward.

The final agenda and speakers' biographies are available at www.ntsb.gov/ReachingZero. They include Jan Withers, president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving; Dr. Robert L. DuPont, M.D., president of the Institute for Behavior and Health; Anne T. McCartt, Ph.D., senior vice president for research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; Michael Brown, director of NHTSA’s Office of Impaired Driving & Occupant Protection; Ward Vanlaar, Ph.D., vice president of research for the Traffic Injury Research Foundation; Troy Costales, chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association; and three experts from the European Transport Safety Council, the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety in Queensland, Australia, and the British Columbia (CN) Ministry of Justice.

Online visitors and can follow the event at twitter@NTSB. The hashtag for the forum is #ReachingZero.

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