Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities

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Lifesavers 2023

April 2-4, 2023 | Seattle, WA

In 2021, an estimated 36,096 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. Lifesavers is recognized as the premiere conference to learn about the latest highway safety research, best practices, and cutting-edge initiatives; and to explore innovative technology and strategies used to combat risky driving behaviors and save lives. The Lifesavers Conference is also historically the world’s largest gathering of leaders and advocates in traffic safety. Now in its 41st year, the Lifesavers Conference will take place April 2-4, 2023 in Seattle, WA.

The 2023 Lifesavers Conference will provide a national platform with over 80 workshops in ten tracks, plenary sessions, and an extensive exhibit hall. The Lifesavers Conference program is designed to engage federal, state and local government, law enforcement, public health, injury prevention, advocacy, and non-profit organization professionals in an exchange of ideas, strategies, and programs to reduce preventable injuries and deaths.

GHSA will participate in the following sessions:

  • GHSA Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Adkins will discuss GHSA's report with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility ( and the National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving (NASID), Cannabis Consumers and Safe Driving: Responsible Use Messaging, during "They Hear You, But do They HEAR You? Communication Innovation" on Sunday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m. PT.
  • GHSA Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations Russ Martin will participate in "Motorcycles and the Safe System Approach" on Sunday, April 2 at 4 p.m. PT. Martin will also discuss GHSA's report with General Motors, Directing Drivers' Attention: A State Highway Safety Office Roadmap for Combating Distracted Driving, during "Directing Drivers' Attention to the Road to Combat Distracted Driving" on Monday, April 3 at 9 a.m. PT.
  • GHSA Senior Director of External Engagement Pam Shadel Fischer will moderate "But You Said 'Don't Drive Drunk.' Walking While Impaired Town Hall" on Monday, April 3 at 9 a.m. PT.
  • GHSA Chair and California Office of Traffic Safety Director Barbara Rooney will participate in "Safe System Approach: West Coast Perspective" on Monday, April 3 at 2:15 p.m. PT.

Click here to register for the conference.

April 4, 2023