Texting Ourselves to Death:
Is Distracted Driving a Solvable Problem or a Fact of Life?

Friday, April 27, 2018
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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More than 37,000 Americans died on U.S. roads in 2016* – a staggering number. Policymakers, law enforcement and victims’ families point to distracted driving as an important contributing factor. But so far, efforts to curb distracted driving have fallen woefully short. With 94 percent of crashes involving human error*, can brain science and psychology provide insights to dramatically reduce distraction-related roadway fatalities and injuries? Can technology play a role in solving the problem it helped to create? Join us as we explore the science of the distracted brain and the most promising approaches to combat distracted driving.

Presented by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Health Communication, the Travelers Institute, the National Safety Council, the Road to Zero Coalition and MassBike

Keynote Address:
Bryan Reimer, Ph.D., Research Scientist, MIT AgeLab; Associate Director, The New England University Transportation Center, MIT

Panel Discussion:
Moderator- Joan Woodward, President, Travelers Institute; Executive Vice President, Public Policy, Travelers
Bryan Reimer, Ph.D., Research Scientist, MIT AgeLab; Associate Director, The New England University Transportation Center, MIT
Rafi Finegold, Vice President, Product & Experience, TrueMotion
Jay A. Winsten, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Harvard School of Public Health; Frank Stanton Director, Center for Health Communication


When:
Friday, April 27, 2018
12:30 p.m. Registration & Networking
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Luncheon Program 

Where:
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
Kresge Building, Snyder Auditorium
677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
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*Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

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