2006 Annual Meeting
New Frontiers in Highway Safety
Oklahoma City, Okla., September 16 - 20
Opening General Session
- Welcome from the State of Oklahoma
- Alan Pisarski, Author, "Commuting in America"
- Safety & Mobility: Thoughts on the Future [3.5 MB, 78 pgs.]
- Dr. Priya Prasad, Technical Fellow in Safety, Ford Motor Company,
"Future Safety Advances in the Vehicle"
- Driver Behavior Modification to Improve Roadway Safety [182 KB, 19 pgs.]
- Richard Capka, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration
- Glynn Birch, President, MADD
- Miss America 2006 Jennifer Berry
- Susan Ferguson, Senior Vice President for Research, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
- A Data Approach to Highway Safety: What Do the Numbers Tell Us? [5.5 MB, 56 pgs.]
- Keeping Older Drivers Safe and Mobile
- New Frontiers in Safety Belt Usage
- Protecting Young Drivers
- A Renewed Focus on Pedestrian Safety
- Alcohol Exclusion Laws: An Emerging Issue
- Implementing Strategic Highway Safety Plans: An Update
- Marketing Tools for Highway Safety Programs
- Making a Difference: Effective Ways to Improve Motorcycle Safety
- TRCC's: the Key to Success in Traffic Records
- Impacting Hard Core Impaired Drivers
- The Policy Implications of New Child Passenger Safety Research
- Working with Prosecutors on Traffic Offenses
- Advocacy with Impact
- Automated Enforcement: The Key to Speed Management
Here she is . . . Miss America
Miss Oklahoma Jennifer Berry was crowned Miss America 2006 January 21, 2006 at The Aladdin Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and Tuesday,
Berry's platform issue is Building Intolerance to Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking. This is an issue that's very close to her heart. During July 4th weekend 1999, Miss Berry's life changed forever when she received the tragic news that one of her high school girlfriends was killed in an underage drunk driving crash. Her 15-year-old friend and a handful of other teens were at the lake and had been drinking. As they were heading to another party, the underage driver lost control of the car. Her friend — sitting in the back seat and unbelted — was killed instantly. The other teens were uninjured.
Berry added, "The death of my friend has made a lasting mark on my life. It was the first funeral I ever attended and that experience sparked a need to do something to help save other lives. I hope to be able to use my title as Miss America to make a lasting "