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Tom Musick is involved in several key transportation safety initiative for the Council, as car crashes continue to be a leading cause of preventable death in America. To educate consumers about important safety efforts that can help them understand how to remain safer on the road, Tom works to promote vehicle safety and the role of technology. He also contributes to a variety of other NSC programs involving distracted driving, speeding, impairment, fleet management and other topics.
Tom leads the Check to Protect program, supported by Fiat Chrysler and Toyota, that addresses the more than 57 million outstanding recalls of consumer vehicles. The program allows consumers to easily identify any recalls for their vehicles and get them repaired, free of charge, to improve safety. In addition, Tom plays an instrumental role in MyCarDoesWhat.org, a website that teaches car owners about safety technology available in cars. He also develops communications to help consumers learn about evolving technology that will lead to driverless cars. This technology will eliminate human error, which causes 94% of car crashes today.
Before joining NSC, Tom spent more than 10 years as a journalist in the Chicago area, where he saw first-hand how crashes can cost lives and devastate families. He received his degree in journalism from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and has written for the Northwest Herald and the Chicago Sun-Times, among others. Tom lives with his wife and daughter in Downers Grove, IL.
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