Moving Mountains: Forging a New Traffic Safety Landscape
GHSA 2021 Annual Meeting
September 11–15, 2021
Sheraton Denver Downtown
Health and Safety Notice: GHSA required that all Annual Meeting attendees, including speakers and exhibitors, wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth throughout the Annual Meeting, including in rooms and hallways. A mask was optional for speakers when they are presenting at general sessions and workshops. More information about Annual Meeting health and safety protocols is available here.
This year’s theme, “Moving Mountains: Forging a New Traffic Safety Landscape,” spoke to important and critical challenges we face as we emerge from a year of pandemic-related restrictions that changed the way people work, interact and travel.
General sessions considered the rise in speeding during the pandemic, the need to improve equity in traffic enforcement and how states, law enforcement and first responders can prepare for automated vehicles. Breakout workshops examined timely traffic safety issues such as impaired driving, speeding, pedestrian safety, equitable enforcement and federal highway safety efforts. Workshop topics and speakers are listed on the agenda. Attendees came away with concrete ideas to implement in their own work.
Meeting photos and presentation materials will be posted here once available.
Webcasts & Webinars
Since not everyone was able to travel to the Annual Meeting in Denver, GHSA webcast several General Sessions, recordings of which are now available:
- Opening General Session, featuring remarks by National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy and Aurora Vice President of Safety Nat Beuse.
- Automated Vehicles and First Responders, featuring speakers from Waymo, the California Highway Patrol, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and Aurora.
- Achieving Greater Equity in Traffic Safety Enforcement and Engagement, featuring remarks by Chief Carmen Best (Ret.), Seattle Police Department, followed by a panel discussion on how to achieve greater equity in traffic enforcement and engagement.
- Curbing the Driver's Need for Speed, featuring a panel of experts with the National Safety Council, the National Coalition for Safer Roads, Stratacomm, the Colorado State Patrol and the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.
GHSA also held two pre-conference webinars that allowed people to participate virtually and get a preview of some of the key topics that will be explored in at the Annual Meeting. Watch the recordings:
- Fostering Positive Engagement and Building Trust Between Law Enforcement and BIPOC Communities
- Developing and Delivering Relevant and Impactful Traffic Safety Messages
Colorado Department of Transportation
Thanks to our host, the Colorado Department of Transportation, for helping to bring this year's Annual Meeting to Denver!