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15 March 2012

Countermeasures for Driver Distraction Forum

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 51 (Thursday, March 15, 2012)]
[Page 15398]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2012-6217]



Attentive Driving: Countermeasures for Distraction Forum

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will convene a 
forum, Attentive Driving: Countermeasures for Distraction, which will 
begin at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2012. NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. 
Hersman will serve as Chairman of the forum, and all five NTSB Board 
Members will serve as members of the Board of Inquiry. The forum is 
open to all and attendance is free (no registration). The forum will be 
streamed live via Webcast. Webcast archives are generally available by 
the end of the next day are archived for a period of 3 months from the 
date of the event.
    Distracted driving is a serious safety risk on our highways, as 
evidenced by both accident data and laboratory research. The purpose of 
this one-day forum is to examine countermeasures that can mitigate 
distracted driving behaviors. Forum panels will consider the findings 
of distracted driver research and will promote ongoing and future 
efforts to promote attentive driving and eliminate distracted driving 
accidents. Specific countermeasures to be addressed include distracted 
driving laws and enforcement, changing attitudes and behaviors through 
education and outreach, and technology and design countermeasures.
    Expert panelists will include representatives of safety advocacy 
groups, vehicle manufacturers, law enforcement, government, and the 
research community. Below is the preliminary agenda:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Opening Remarks

Panel 1: Attention to Non-Driving Tasks
Panel 2: Distracted Driving Laws and Enforcement
Panel 3: Attentive Driving: Changing Attitudes and Behaviors
Panel 4: Technology and Design Countermeasures
Summary and Closing Remarks
    The full agenda and list of participants can be found at:
    The forum will be held in the NTSB Board Room and Conference 
Center, located at 429 L'Enfant Plaza E., SW., Washington, DC. The 
public can view the forum in person or by Webcast at
    Individuals requesting specific accommodations should contact Ms. 
Rochelle Hall at (202) 314-6305 by Friday, March 23, 2012.
    NTSB Media Contact: Mr. Terry Williams, (202) 314-6403 (Washington, 
    NTSB Forum Manager: Ms. Deborah Bruce,

    March 9, 2012.
Candi R. Bing,
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-6217 Filed 3-14-12; 8:45 am]