Distracted Driving Summit
The UAB-UTC in conjunction with UTCA was proud to sponsor the 2009 Alabama Distracted Driving Summit in its entirety.
The Alabama Distracted Driving Summit
The UAB University Transportation Center and the University Transportation Center for Alabama sponsored the Alabama Distracted Driving Summit on December 3, 2009, at the Doubletree Hotel in Birmingham, AL.
The purpose of this one day event was to bring together researchers, educators, public policy and decision makers, and private citizens from across our state to describe the scope and nature of the distracted driving problem, to identify meaningful ways to increase public awareness of the safety issues associated with distracted driving, and to identify and review legislative and regulatory approaches for addressing distracted driving in Alabama.
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Opening remarks and keynote address from United States Transportation Secretary the Honorable Ray LaHood
Panel 1: Definitions, Data, and Research Results
Dr. Despina Stavrinos, UAB-Moderator
Dr. John Lee, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Richard Hanowski, VTTI
Dr. Melvin Davis, Jackson State University
Panel 2: Public Awareness and Education
Ms. Dee Fine- Moderator
Ms. Ginny MacDonald, Birmingham News
Mr. Fred Gray, Jr. , Alabama PTA
Mr. Clay Ingram, AAA Alabama
Mr. Gene Vonderau, Alabama Trucking Association
Panel 3: Legislation, Regulation, and Enforcement
Dr. Bill King- Moderator
Col. J. Christopher Murphy, Alabama Department of Public Safety
Mr. Terry Henderson, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Development
Sen. Jabo Waggoner, Alabama Senate
Rep. Jim McClendon, Alabama House