Alaska School Nurses Association

Preparing the Public Health Community for Autonomous Vehicles: A Webinar Series


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:00am AT - 11:30am AT
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[Webinar 1] Building the Frame: Exploring the Role of Public Health in New Technologies for Motor Vehicle Safety


Dr. James Hedlund, Principal of Highway Safety North

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About the Webinar Series
Motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death and injury across the life-span, increasing in 2016 to more than 37,461 deaths. The introduction of autonomous vehicles to the fleet holds the promise of significant reductions in motor vehicle injuries and fatalities, particularly among younger and older drivers.
This national webinar series will use a systems approach to unpack the challenges and opportunities that motor vehicle safety technologies present for the field of injury prevention as well as the role public health practitioners can and should play in promoting understanding and uptake of these technologies. This series is geared toward injury prevention professionals, researchers, engineers, policy makers, and state autonomous driving work groups.

Featuring Dr. James Hedlund, Principal of Highway Safety North and author of numerous studies on motor vehicle safety including the recent GovernorsHighway Safety Association (GHSA) report Autonomous Vehicles Meet Human Drivers: Traffic Safety Issues for States. Rebekah Thomas of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will provide an overview of what the planning committee has learned about AV in the first phase of this project.

For more information, email Ivy Jones Turner at Registrants for this first webinar will be notified of future webinars in this series.