National Pedestrian Safety Month Kickoff Webinar

Event Type
Everyone is a pedestrian

September 29, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Join the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday, September 29, at 1 p.m. ET as they launch the first-ever National Pedestrian Safety Month.

Over the past decade, the number of pedestrian fatalities has increased. USDOT and their safety partners work year-round to reduce these deaths, educate all road users on pedestrian safety and remind us that at one time or another — everyone is a pedestrian — especially now as more people are walking. In October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Highway Administration will increase traffic safety awareness for pedestrians and drivers.

The virtual event will include remarks from:

  • Secretary Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • James Owens, NHTSA Deputy Administrator
  • Nicole Nason, FHWA Administrator
  • Nanda Srinivasan, NHTSA Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development
  • Cheryl Walker, FHWA Associate Administrator for Safety
  • Chou-Lin Chen, NHTSA Associate Administrator for National Center for Statistics and Analysis
  • Umesh Shankar, NHTSA Division Chief, Data Reporting and Information
  • Jamie Pfister, NHTSA Associate Administrator for Regional Operations and Program Delivery
  • Chuck DeWeese, Chair of Governors Highway Safety Association, Assistant Commissioner of New York Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
  • Jon Ross, Communications Specialist for Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning
  • Trenda McPherson, Program Manager for Florida Department of Transportation
  • Ian Thomas, State and Local Program Director for America Walks

NHTSA will share a new tool and resources for pedestrian safety, and FHWA will discuss recent publications. Also, GHSA and America Walks will talk about ideas and challenges facing states, and representatives from two states will share what they’re doing in October to keep walkers safe.

To register for this webinar, click here.

September 29, 2020