Older driver related crashes account for more than 12% of all fatalities and more than 20% of all crash-related hospital stays in Massachusetts. NHTSA’s 5 Year Strategic Plan and the Older Driver Highway Safety Program Guidelines and FHWA’s 2014 Handbook for Designing Roadways for the Aging Population are useful guides for improving safety of older drivers and reducing related injuries and fatalities. This track will provide information from both FHWA and NHTSA to assist engineers. In addition, information will also be presented on vehicle related infrastructure that assists older drivers and improves safety. We will hear from both Ford Motors and the Auto Alliance (the voice for a united auto industry that is committed to developing and implementing constructive solutions to public policy challenges).

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Infrastructure Track

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Tuesday, June 16th
9:30 AM

Plenary Session I – Infrastructure Track: NHTSA’s 5 Year Strategic Plan

Art Kinsman, (Moderator) Executive Director Highway Safety Division Office of EOPSS
Mark Scarboro, National Highway Safety

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM

Plenary Session II – Infrastructure Track: Designing for Older Road Users

Bonnie Polin, (Moderator) Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Highway Division
Gene Amparano, Federal Highway Administration
Jim Danila, Massachusetts Department of Transportation

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2:15 PM

Plenary Session III – Infrastructure Track: Designing Vehicles to Accommodate Older Driver Needs

Bonnie Polin, (Moderator) Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Highway Division
Michele Chaka, Ford Motor Company
Scott A. Schmidt, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM