Regional Safety Task Force

9:30 am - noon

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



1. Welcome and Introductions


2. Update from the Enforcement Community


3. Legislative Update



Sustaining safe senior mobility includes recognizing that, although many older drivers are still capable, the impact of aging has negative effects on the safe driving abilities of some seniors.  It is important to address the range of mobility alternatives in addition to driver safety issues of seniors.  In 2011, drivers over 65 years of age were involved in crashes that led to 21% of traffic fatalities per year in the Delaware Valley.  This agenda item will include an overview from DVRPC, two presentations, and then discussion on a range of doable action items for this emphasis area.  The presenters are:

  • John Long, Safety Services Manager, AAA Mid-Atlantic Foundation
  • Jeffrey M. Booker, Sr., Manager, Community Outreach, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
  • David Penning, Agent, State Farm Insurance Companies

5. Developing Action Items

The RSTF will refine strategies from the Plan and discuss action items to sustain safe senior mobility to track in the Measurements and Status Table.

6. Follow-up from March 2013 Meeting

This agenda item will include approval of last meeting highlights, quarterly crash trends and action volunteer updates.   

7. Member Updates and Open Forum



Follow-up Discussion on Aggressive Driving (Optional)

We appreciate help preparing for a conference call of people at various agencies who can shape an assessment tool for judges to consider when they are deciding plea-bargaining appeals to aggressive driving citations.  The initial focus will be New Jersey but all are welcome.