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UHart Community Invited to Every Second Matters Symposium on Sept. 25


Posted 09/10/2018
Submitted by kate darcy hohenthal
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements
One of the University of Hartford’s strategic community partners, Travelers, will be co-sponsoring the following event and invites faculty, staff, and students to attend.

Every Second Matters Symposium

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Disrupting Distraction

More than 40,000 people died on U.S. roads in 2017* – 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 distracted brain and the most promising approaches to combat distracted driving.

Presented by the Travelers Institute,  the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the National Safety Council, and the Road to Zero Coalition.

Welcoming Remarks
Andy F. Bessette,
Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Travelers 
Luke Bronin,
Mayor, City of Hartford, CT 

Opening Presentation
An Inside Look: '3 Seconds Behind the Wheel' Distracted Driving Documentary 
A documentary following the lives of eight drivers using in-car cameras to monitor the often-hidden behavior of distracted driving. A co-production of CPTV and Boyd productions. 
Jennifer Boyd, Producer, Director & Writer, ‘3 Seconds Behind the Wheel’
Eric Jackson, Ph.D., Director, CT Transportation Safety Research Center; Associate Research Professor, UConn  
WATCH: '3 Seconds Behind the Wheel' Trailer  

 

Panel Discussion
Moderator- Joan Woodward, President, Travelers Institute; Executive Vice President, Public Policy, Travelers
Jennifer Boyd, Producer, Director & Writer, ‘3 Seconds Behind the Wheel’
Pat Gee, Senior Vice President, Claim, Travelers
Eric Jackson, Ph.D., Director, CT Transportation Safety Research Center; Associate Research Professor, UConn

Additional speakers to be announced.

When:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018            
11:30 a.m. Networking & Registration
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Program

Where:
Hartford Yard Goats’ Dunkin’ Donuts Park  
YG Club
1214 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

*Source: National Safety Council

**Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration