Maryland Highway Safety Summit

Event Type
MD Highway Safety Summit

Throughout October | Virtually Via GoToWebinar

Join the Maryland Department of Transportation for a Highway Safety Seminar Series over the course of four days spread throughout October.

October 13 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ET | Vision Zero and the Role of Automated Driving

Kristin Kingsley, Founder of Kingsley Consulting Auto Safety Strategies, will speak on different levels of automated driving, the current status of technology, possible timelines for fleet penetration and the role of the broader safety community for both the short and long term.

Nanette Schieke, CAV Program Manager, Office of Policy & Innovation, Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration, will provide updates on Maryland’s CAV program and will host a discussion forum with attendees.


October 14 | 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET | The Impact of Cannabis on Highway Safety

The panel will discuss laws and regulations in the medical cannabis industry and the impact that legalization has had on traffic safety. Speakers include:

  • Andrew Benton, Manager, RiSE Cannabis
  • Officer Jayme Derbyshire, Montgomery County Police Department
  • James Fell, Principal Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Officer Frank Enko, Maryland State DRE Instructor, Baltimore County Police Department


October 27 | 10:00 -11:00 a.m. ET | Legalizing Recreational Marijuana and Impacts on Impaired Driving: Lessons Learned and Considerations for States

Dr. Darrin Grondel, Vice President of Traffic Safety and Government Relations, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, will present on recreational cannabis legalization and impacts of impaired driving.


October 28 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EST | Strategy for a Statewide EMS Culture and Safety

Theodore Delbridge, MD, Executive Director, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), will present from the EMS perspective regarding strategies to reduce death and disability on highways.


October 28, 2020