Regional Safety Task Force

4/1/2010
9:30 A.M.

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance

AGENDA

Regional Safety Task Force Meeting

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 9:30 AM - Noon

1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Approval of February, 2010 Meeting Highlights

3. PennDOT Safety Summit Update

Ashwin Patel, PennDOT District 6, will share information from their safety summit held as part of the update of the statewide Strategic Highway Safety Plan.  District 6 used the Safety Action Plan as a starting point.

4. Panel:  Reducing Impaired and Distracted Driving Crashes

Leaders involved with reducing impaired and distracted driving will speak briefly about what their agencies are doing and lessons learned in tackling this emphasis area that are valuable throughout the Delaware Valley.  There will be plenty of time for discussion. 

Opening Remarks:

Joe Ucciferro, Chairman of the Board of Directors, National Safety Council

Panel:

Pam Fisher, Director and Governor’s Representative, New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (NJDHTS)

Bonnie Weiner, Affiliate Executive Director, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Southeast PA

Lt. Neil Brosnan, Assistant Bureau Chief, Operations Safety Bureau, New Jersey State Police

5.Tracking Progress on Actionable Items

To have maximum effect, the RSTF will refine the strategies in the Safety Action Plan for each emphasis area into a few tasks that many partners can help advance.  Zoe Neaderland, DVRPC, will review “Tracking How Safety is Being Improved in the Delaware Valley” and lead discussion of potential tasks to reduce impaired and distracted driving.

6.Legislative Update

Tracy Noble, Public Affairs Specialist for AAA Mid-Atlantic New Jersey and Jana Tidwell, Acting Manager for AAA Mid-Atlantic Pennsylvania and Delaware will provide a brief summary of New Jersey and Pennsylvania bills proposed to reduce impaired and distracted crashes and highlight passage of important transportation safety laws.

7.Open Forum