Thursday, January 21, 2021

GHSA: Upcoming Webinars From the National Safety Council, Redflex and Ford Driving Skills for Life


Kick-start your new year and your highway safety program! Three upcoming webinars will showcase opportunities for SHSOs and their partners to address critical and timely issues on our roadways. Register for one, two or all three today!
Employer Engagement: Texas' Partnership with NSC's Our Driving Concern Program

Thursday, January 21, 3:00 p.m. ET
Join GHSA and Associate Member, the National Safety Council (NSC), for an exclusive look at the employer-directed roadway safety program, Our Driving Concern. This NSC program provides training, education and resources on distracted driving, aggressive driving/speeding, occupant protection, impaired driving and other safety issues. Texas DOT Highway Safety Director Terry Pence will discuss how his office is partnering with NSC to reach hundreds of employers across the state. He’ll be joined by NSC Senior Program Manager Lisa Robinson, who works directly with risk managers, safety leaders and human resource professionals to build turn-key company-wide driver and traffic safety programs. As SHSOs work to broaden their outreach and engage new communities, employers present a great opportunity for success.
Return to Normalcy: Protecting People on our Roadways After COVID-19

Wednesday, January 27, 2:00 p.m. ET
Join GHSA Associate Member Redflex for an important discussion on the transition back to normal traffic volumes once the COVID-19 pandemic begins to subside. Greg Winfree, Director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, will be joined by GHSA's Jonathan Adkins, NSC Vice President of Government Affairs Jane Terry and Redflex Group Chief Executive Officer Mark Talbot for a discussion on how we get better as we get back to a new normal. They’ll offer their insights on how we address speeding and other unsafe behaviors that sparked a rise in the rate of traffic deaths during COVID.
Teens and Speeding: Breaking the Deadly Cycle

Tuesday, February 4, 2:00 p.m. ET
Join GHSA and Ford Driving Skills for Life for a closer look at the troubling and persistent problem of teens and speeding. GHSA's Pam Shadel Fischer and other experts will share the findings and outline key recommendations for states and their partners detailed in the association’s soon to-be-released report - Teens and Speeding: Breaking the Deadly Cycle - funded by Ford Motor Company Fund. Attendees will delve into the data and learn about tools and technology to help reduce teen speeding and save lives. The pandemic has generated greater awareness of speeding. This session will help you address this problem as it relates to teen drivers and their impact on all road users.