Monday, April 2, 2018
Denver, Colorado

Press Release 

Disrupting Distraction

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? On Monday, April 2, 2018, the Travelers Institute and the community explored the distracted brain and the most promising approaches to combat distracted driving.

Presented by the Travelers Institute, the University of Colorado Denver Business School Risk Management and Insurance Program, Gamma Iota Sigma's Beta Mu Chapter, the National Safety Council, the Road to Zero Coalition, the CPCU Society Colorado Chapter and Trusted Choice Insurance Agents of Colorado.


Keynote Address: "Autonomous Vehicles: The Technology and Challenges"
Christoffer Heckman,
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jessica Kearney, Executive Director, Travelers Institute
Sam Cole, Communications Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation
Susan Crotty, Government Affairs Special Project Manager, Road to Zero Coalition, National Safety Council
Eric Nordquist, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Personal Insurance, Travelers
Carole Walker, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association

Monday, April 2nd  
5:00 p.m. Registration & Networking
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner Program

University of Colorado Denver
Auraria Higher Education Center
Tivoli Student Union, Turnhalle, 2nd Floor
900 Auaria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204


*Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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