San Antonio, Texas is the home of this year’s Statewide Traffic Safety Conference, organized by the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS). The event draws public policy makers, traffic safety practitioners, law enforcement, traffic engineers, public health officials and many others who are passionate about traffic safety together for a three-day forum. The conference will be held June 4–6 at San Antonio’s Crown Plaza Riverwalk Hotel.
“Communities and individuals across the state are doing new things all the time in their efforts to reduce fatalities and injuries,” CTS Research Scientist Val Pezoldt, who is helping to organize this year’s event, says. “Traffic safety challenges also change. For example, the issue of distracted driving is much different today than it was just a few years ago, and approaches to reducing the impact of distraction on traffic crashes continue to evolve.”
The theme of the 2012 Statewide Traffic Safety Conference is “Saving Lives: Nothing’s More Important.”
Pezoldt and others are in the process of lining up speakers and the agenda for the conference, which typically attracts more than 200 people from around the state.
State Senator Steve Ogden will be this year’s keynote speaker. This is the fourth safety conference organized by CTS, in cooperation with the Texas Department of