Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Normal, Illinois 

Press Release

Reducing Distracted Driving: A Social and Business Imperative

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? What role do employers play in this conversation?

On Tuesday, March 27th, the Travelers Institutethe Illinois State University College of Businessthe Katie School of Insurance and Risk Management, Gamma Iota SigmaRoad to Zero and the National Safety Council presented this event for current and future business leaders exploring employee safety and business liability.


Keynote Address: “Addressing Distracted Driving Through Analytics and Technology”
Jeff Stempora,
President & CEO, Advanced Insurance Services

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jessica Kearney, Executive Director, Travelers Institute
Robert Bringgold
, National Director of Transportation, Risk Control, Travelers
Susan Crotty, Government Affairs Special Project Manager, Road to Zero Coalition, National Safety Council
Tom Gorman, Director Environmental Health, Safety and Security, Superior Bulk Logistics Inc.
Brendan Heffner, Police Chief, City of Bloomington, Illinois

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
5:30 p.m. Registration & Networking
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner Program

Illinois State University
Bone Student Center, Old Main Room
100 North University Street
Normal, IL 61761

*Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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