Road to Zero Events

June 28, 2018

The June 28 Road to Zero Coalition meeting kicked off with a welcome by NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, who shared the latest information on the Uber fatality in Arizona, Tesla crashes, recent bus crashes and the recommendations for seat belts in buses.

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Following are the speakers and presentations:

The World Bank hosted a panel discussion on lessons learned from grants:

Lifesavers Conference April 22, 2018

The Road to Zero Coalition Report was released at Lifesavers Conference in San Antonio, the largest gathering of highway safety professionals in the U.S. The event brings together public health and safety professionals, researchers, advocates, practitioners and students committed to sharing best practices, research and policy initiatives proven to work. Deborah A.P. Hersman, chair of Road to Zero and president and CEO of the National Safety Council, was keynote speaker during the opening plenary. Get her presentation.

Coalition Meeting March 20, 2018


Road to Zero Coalition meeting was held March 20 at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center in Washington, DC. The topic was Commercial Vehicles, from Safe Systems to Technology Innovations. The 2018 Road to Zero Safe System Innovation Grant winners also were announced.

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View the March 20 meeting agenda.

After a welcome from National Transportation Safety Board member T. Bella Dinh-Zarr and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Deputy Administrator Heidi King, Raymond P. Martinez of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration discussed Commercial Vehicles on the Road to Zero.

A panel, moderated by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Chief Safety Officer Jack Van Steenburg, included the following presentations:

  • Christopher J. Turner, captain with the Kansas Highway Patrol and president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, presented Optimize What Works
  • Skip Yeakel, principal engineer - advanced engineering, Volvo Group North America, presented Advance Technology
  • Thomas C. DiSalvi, vice president, safety and loss prevention, Schneider National Inc., and chair of the NSC Transportation Safety Division, presented Accelerate Change - Safe System Approach

NSC Chairman and CEO Deborah Hersman gave an update on the Road to Zero Coalition long-term vision report for achieving zero.

Adrienne Gildea, deputy executive director for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, gave a communications update.

The 2018 Safe System Innovations Grant winners were announced by Renee Sigel of the Federal Highway Administration.

Road to Zero Coalition Meeting Dec. 12, 2017

The Road to Zero Coalition met at Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, D.C., and you can watch the webacast below. Members are looking for ideas on how to communicate the Road to Zero Long-term Visioning Report when it comes out in 2018.

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Get the Dec. 12, 2017, meeting agenda here.

After a welcome and presentation from NSC President and CEO Deborah Hersman, Mike Griffith, director of office safety technologies with the Federal Highway Administration, moderated the Future of Infrastructure Safety Panel:


A panel discussion, Changing Landscape of Cities and Mobility: Futurology, was moderated by Jane Terry, NSC director of government affairs:


Prior to a breakout session, NSC Media Relations Manager Maureen Vogel, introduced the Road to Zero Toolkit. Hersman wrapped up the meeting, and announced applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Safe System Innovation Grant program; grants will be awarded in spring 2018.

Road to Zero Coalition Meeting Oct. 13, 2017

The topic was Saving Lives on the Road to Zero and featured NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, Global New Car Assessment Program Secretary General David Ward and a panel on creating Vision Zero: Systematically Applying What Works to Reach Zero. Watch the webcast:

Get the Coalition meeting agenda here.

After a welcome from Kaiser Permanente Director of Community Health Celeste A. James and a first anniversary celebration of milestones from NSC President and CEO Deborah Hersman:

A panel discussion moderated by Vision Zero Network founder and Director Leah Shahum featured:


Road to Zero Coalition Meeting June 13, 2017

The Road to Zero Coalition met June 13 at the Association of the U.S. Army, Arlington, VA. Following is a webcast of the meeting:

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Get the Coalition meeting agenda here.

After a welcome from NSC President and CEO Debbie Hersman:


Road to Zero Coalition Meeting March 1, 2017

The Road to Zero Coalition met March 1 at the Association of the U.S. Army, Arlington, VA. Following is a recording of the meeting:

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Get the Coalition meeting recap here. After a welcome from NSC President and CEO Debbie Hersman:

  • Cherilyn E. Pascoe from the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; Andrew Wishnia, U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works; and Ian Grossman, vice president of member services and public affairs at the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, held a panel discussion on roadway safety
  • NSC Market Research Manager Jonathan Dimbert presented the results of an NSC survey, Road to Zero: Perceptions and Insights
  • Dia Gainor of the National Association of State EMS Officials presented Understanding Enhanced Emergency Medical Response
  • The presentations were followed by a breakout session on highway infrastructure priorities

RAND Framing Workshop Jan. 26 and 27, 2017

The Road to Zero Coalition enlisted the RAND Corporation to develop a future planning scenario on how human-vehicle-roadway systems could be designed to get to zero deaths by 2047.

  • Jackie McCarthy of CTIA, a nonprofit membership association that represents the wireless communications industry, discussed the role of wireless in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-everything communications, smart cities and connected infrastruture, and public safety. View CTIA's PowerPoint presentation here.
  • Dia Gainor of the National Association of State EMS Officials discussed enhanced emergency medical response in the future roadway scenario. Get the PowerPoint.
  • Improving Road Safety Through Autonomy: Challenges and Opportunities was presented by John Leonard of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Get the presentation: Part 1 and Part 2. (Best when viewed in Internet Explorer. These files are large; please be patient while they load.)

Road to Zero Coalition Launch Dec. 15, 2016

More than 200 people joined us in person and via webcast to collaborate on the roles we can each play as we aim for zero traffic fatalities on our roads. National experts shared their knowledge:

Road to Zero Conference Kickoff Oct. 5, 2016

NSC, FHWA, FMCSA, NHTSA and their partners laid out strategies that will put the U.S. on the road to zero traffic fatalities. Watch the kickoff videos.

Save the Date



A Road to Zero Coalition meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the 20 F Street NW Conference Center near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The meeting also will be available via webcast. Register here.