Webinar: The Effects of the Pandemic on Traffic Road Safety
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
AAAM is extending the spirit of Global Road Safety Week by holding a FREE, 90-minute webinar on June 29 titled “The Effects of the Pandemic on Traffic Road Safety.”
In 2020, COVID-19 turned the world upside down. Social distancing became the norm, face masks and hand sanitizer were a must, and we learned to connect with each other from a distance. And as many parts of the world increase vaccine distribution and loosen restrictions, one thing is clear: The pandemic will have lasting effects on industries, businesses and individuals alike.
This webinar features three experts who will examine the effects of the pandemic on road safety, from changes in traffic levels to trends in road causalities.
This webinar is free and available to all. Pre-registration is required.
Meet Our Speakers
Amy Berning is a Research Psychologist with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Office of Behavioral Safety Research. Amy has conducted behavioral research on traffic safety issues with NHTSA for 30 years in many areas, with a focus on alcohol- and drug-impaired driving. Her research at NHTSA includes problem identification as well as evaluation of the impact of impaired-driving laws, sanctions, and programs on behavior and traffic safety. Amy’s recent work includes the National Roadside Surveys of Alcohol and Drugs, the Virginia Beach Crash Risk study, and examining the prevalence of drugs in seriously injured road users. She is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Impairment in Transportation, and the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety.
John Catchpole serves as Principal Professional, Transport Safety, for the Australian Road Research Board. His enduring research interest has been understanding the factors that contribute to traffic accidents, with a particular focus on intentional risk-taking and unintentional risk acceptance by inexperienced drivers. John has led studies of graduated licensing, novice driver safety, novice driver fatigue, older driver safety, pedestrian safety, unlicensed driving, drunk driving, high-risk traffic offenders and many other road safety issues. He has also made substantial contributions to the development and evaluation of tests for new drivers at initial licensing and for experienced drivers who undergo license review as a result of age- or health-related deterioration of driving performance.
Richard Owen has been working in the road safety sector since 2003. He managed the Thames Valley Safer Roads Partnership until 2011 before forming Road Safety Analysis Limited following the development of MAST Online. In 2017, he became CEO of Agilysis, which now provides consultancy services in the UK and overseas on a wide range of areas including data analytics, online technologies, AI and machine learning, road safety research, evaluation, and much more. Richard created the popular www.crashmap.co.uk website and is behind a new national map of speed limits. He is a member of the PACTS Road Environment Working Party, CIHT Safety, Health and Wellbeing Panel, and the International Transport Forum IRTAD group. Richard has taken a special interest in recent changes in road safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and has carried out several research projects, which have received attention in the UK and overseas. Agilysis’ contribution to improving sector knowledge during the 2020 pandemic was recognized with a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.