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Summer 2011 | Vol. 13 | No. 2

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GHSA Annual Meeting Heading to Ohio

GHSA’s Annual Meeting will be held in Cincinnati, September 25-28. This year’s theme is “Shifting Gears: Driving Culture Change in Highway Safety.” The conference brings together top safety officials, researchers and others to share strategies and plans to tackle the difficult challenge of creating a safety culture. Close to 400 participants are expected.

The Honorable David Strickland, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA Administrator David Strickland

The keynote session on Monday features NHTSA Administrator David Strickland and National Safety Council President Janet Froetscher. The Administrator is expected to discuss what he thinks are keys to changing the culture, while Ms. Froetscher will share how the private sector can be a leader in improving safety culture.

Tuesday’s general session features Jayne O’Donnell, author and reporter with USA TODAY, Chris Mullen, Director – State Farm Strategic Resources, Technology Division and Andrew Pearce, Chief Executive with the Global Road Safety Partnership. O’Donnell will discuss how to reach young drivers; Mullen will cover how a large company has instituted a safety culture; and Mr. Pearce will add a global perspective.

Peter D. Hart, Pollster and Public Policy ExpertPollster Peter Hart

Wednesday’s Closing Luncheon will feature prominent pollster Peter Hart. Mr. Hart is frequently a guest on national news programs discussing the public sentiment and political trends. Mr. Hart will talk about how to influence the public as well as share his political analysis about the events of the day and the upcoming election. This unique luncheon is made possible by the Allstate Foundation.

Fifteen workshops will be presented, focusing on the most pressing issues in highway safety, including: occupant protection, drunk driving, distracted driving, challenges facing older and novice drivers, and new issues in traffic records. The conference begins Sunday evening with a reception at The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

A conference agenda and Annual Meeting registration materials are available online.