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Distracted driving summit convenes in Washington, D.C.

September 29, 2009

David W. Eby, UMTRI research associate professor and head of the Social and Behavioral Analysis Division, is one of many experts speaking in a Distracted Driving Summit taking place in Washington, D.C. on September 30 and October 1.

The summit addresses the dangers of text-messaging and other distractions behind the wheel. More than 200 safety experts, researchers, elected officials and members of the public will gather to share their experiences, provide feedback and develop recommendations for reducing the growing safety risk that distracted driving is imposing on the nation's roads.

The summit takes place September 30 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m EDT, and October 1 from 7:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. EDT. View the live webcast.