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2015 Workshop Topics

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See below for the tentative list of workshop topics to be presented at the 2015 conference:

beltAdult Occupant Protection Track/Vehicle Technology
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  • Effectively Enforcing & Messaging to Increase Rural Seat Belt Use
  • Impaired & Unbelted: Nighttime Enforcement Strategies
  • The Benefits & Rewards of Partnering With LELs
  • Working With the Medical and Public Health Communities to Increase Occupant Protection
  • Turning Data into Action to Enhance, Pass Seat Belt Laws
  • How Am I Doing? Using Data to Plan and Evaluate Your OP Program
  • Can Technology Convince the Hard Core Seat Belt Naysayer?
  • Stopping the Crash Before It Happens: Collision Avoidance Technology & More
  • But My Law is Secondary! New Approaches to Overcoming This Hurdle

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  • Social Media’s Role in Your Communications Strategy
  • Is Anybody Listening? Reaching the Right Audience with the Right Message
  • Embracing Your Shoestring Budget: Penny-Pincher Communications
  • Free Marketing Resources to Support Your Campaign

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  • Military Veterans, The Demons They Face Upon Return
  • Why Don’t You See What You Thought You Saw: Limitations of Mobile Video Recording in
  • Impaired Driver Cases
  • Marijuana Impaired Driving Cases, Overcoming the Challenges
  • Effects of Enforcement Intensity Measures on Drinking & Driving
  • Prosecuting DUI Cases Using the SFST Manual
  • Drug Concentrates, Edibles, Popular Drug E-Devices & Their Relationship with Impaired Driving
  • Oral Fluid in DUID Cases
  • DUI Silver Bullets
  • Law Enforcement Professionalism: Doing the Right Things to the Right People for the Right Reasons

distracted drivingDistracted Driving Track back to top

  • Distracted Driving & Walking 101
  • Do As I Say, Not As I Do: What Does the Data Reveal About Our Distracted Driving Behaviors
  • What’s New in Distracted Driving Research
  • Victim to Advocate:  Turning Tragedy into Action
  • There’s an App for That, How Employers are Leveraging Technology to Address Distracted Driving
  • Innovative & Effective Distracted Driving Strategies & Technology


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  • Mobilizing the Public to Report Impaired Drivers
  • Strategies for Getting Ignition Interlocks for First Offenders in Your State
  • An Update on DADDS & What it Means to You
  • What’s New in Drugged Driving Research
  • Driving High:  How Colorado & Washington Are Addressing Legalized Marijuana
  • Implementing DUI No Refusal
  • Best Practices in Addressing Underage Drinking
  • A Fresh Look at Sobriety Checkpoints, a Proven Countermeasure
  • Victim Impact Panel:  Working With Survivors
  • Advocating for Impactful DUI Child Endangerment Laws

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  • Curbside Law Enforcement Training Opportunities
  • Lower Connectors & Tethers for Children Update
  • Serving Rural Families: Understanding the Issues, Implementing Solutions
  • Making the Most of Your State Highway Safety Office
  • Child Restraint Manufacturers’ Latest Technology Panel (2 sessions)
  • Reducing Liability for Your Community Event
  • Addressing the Special Transportation Needs of Children with Medical Issues
  • What’s New in Occupant Protection Research?
  • Habla Espanol? Effectively Engaging Hispanic Families
  • School-Based Programs:  How do You Get in the Door?
  • The OPC Mix, Daycare, Boosters & Community Education
  • Court Diversion Programs and CPS: Do They Work?

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  • Who is the NTSB and Why are they at the Scene of My Crash?
  • Statewide Data Needs: How You Report Serious Injuries Today Will Impact How You Address Safety Tomorrow
  • Latest Advances in Work Zone & Roadside Safety
  • Size Does Matter, Large Vehicles=Large Crashes=Large Problems 
  • Safety Data Issues and Uses on Tribal Reservations
  • State Highway Safety Assessments: Why You Can’t Afford Not to be at the Table
  • SHSP Integration: Ensuring Your Traffic Safety Issue is a Priority & Funded
  • Poster Dash! 60 Minutes That Will Change Your Life

teen safetyTeen Traffic Safety Track back to top

  • New Insights on the Effectiveness of Driver Education & Training
  • Helping Parents Make Good Choices:  Optimizing Supervised Driving
  • Strategies to Increase GDL Enforcement, Compliance & the Passage of Stronger Laws
  • Protecting Older Novice Drivers Who Delay Licensure
  • Adopting Successful Teen Safe Driving Programs from Other States
  • Building Evaluation into Your Teen-Led and Other Traffic Safety Programs
  • Dangerous & Distracted:  Keeping Teens Safe through Research & Peer-Led Approaches

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  • Tips and Techniques for Collecting & Leveraging Bike/Pedestrian Data   
  • Officials Who Get It, Making Your Community Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly
  • Effective Pedestrian and Bike Safety Partnerships, Collaborations & Strategies Leveraging the Three E’s
  • Technology and Enforcement Strategies to Prevent Bike/Pedestrian Injuries
  • Bike Share Programs: Ensuring Rider Safety
  • Keeping Adult Roadway Users Safe via Community-Based Coalitions
  • Rx for Safety: The Medically Impaired Driver…Connecting the Dots
  • New Approaches to Accommodate Older Pedestrians
  • Real World Solutions (you can implement today) for Addressing Older Drivers
  • Fewer Fatalities Involve Older Drivers, is the Problem Solved?
  • DUI or Dementia, Older Driver Medical Impairments
  • Integrating Motorcycles into the Technology Mix
  • SMARTrainer: How Does It Work, What is the Impact?
  • The Benefits of All-Rider Helmet Laws

Previous Workshops

2013 Workshop Presentations/handouts
2014 Workshop Presentations/handouts

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