2024 Lifesavers Conference on Roadway Safety

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2024 Lifesavers Conference

April 7-9, 2024 | Denver, CO

The 2024 Lifesavers Conference on Roadway Safety will be held April 7-9, 2024, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Learn more about the meeting and register here.

GHSA CEO Jonathan Adkins will speak at the session "Vulnerable Road User Safety: Examining Issues & Solutions" on Monday, April 8 at 10:45 a.m. MT. You can stream the session online.

  • Deaths among pedestrians, bicyclists and other vulnerable road users have been on the rise in the US for more than a decade. More troubling is the fact that the burden of these deaths is not shared equally, with American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Black people being overrepresented in traffic deaths. Many potential causes for this increase in deaths include speeding, vehicle size and design, and roadway design, among others. This panel will shed light on road safety trends with a focus on vulnerable road users, unpacking national data and exploring the risks that most significantly impact people who are walking and bicycling. They will also offer solutions to these problems and propose ways that communities can begin reversing these trends.

GHSA Senior Director of External Engagement Pam Shadel Fischer will discuss the findings of GHSA's report on young driver safety at the session "Teens & Tragedies, 20 Years of Progress & Next Steps for Achieving Zero" on Sunday, April 7 at 4:00 p.m.

  • The GHSA 2023 Spotlight Report addresses the findings of a 20-year retrospective analysis of teen driver fatality data from 2002 to 2021. The study author will highlight the impact of various countermeasures, such as graduated driver licensing, parental involvement, peer-to-peer programs, and driver education, in enhancing novice driver safety. The author will also address the future direction of efforts further to reduce teen driver crashes and associated injuries and fatalities, focusing on tackling disparities in driver education access, utilizing technology for pre-licensure risk assessment, integrating responsibility for other road users in training, harnessing vehicle technology, and addressing gaps in GDL laws.
April 9, 2024