Counterintuitive Car Safety News Dominates Edmunds.com Automotive Safety Conference Web Site
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — May 6, 2011 — Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, has released more material to the library of Edmunds' Safety Conference.
The May 24th conference in Washington, DC will debunk many of the myths associated with car safety and facilitate a constructive discourse and inspire action that will make our roads safer. Some of the world's top safety experts, researchers and policymakers are scheduled to speak to a "standing-room" only crowd at the conference. A roster of speakers is available at http://www.autoobserver.com/2011-car-safety-conference/speakers.html.
In anticipation of the conference, Edmunds.com posted new content to the safety conference library at http://www.autoobserver.com/2011-car-safety-conference/library.html including:
- Technology Surprisingly Low on List of Traffic Safety Dangers The most critical safety issues facing drivers have little to do with technology, according to David Strickland, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- Health of Driver More Significant than Age of Driver Edmunds.com visited the Age Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where Dr. Bryan Reimer is researching how cognitive demands and new vehicle technologies are affecting drivers of all ages. Using simulated and on-road driving environments to conduct his research, Dr. Reimer finds that health factors have a much more important bearing than age when evaluating cognitive behavior behind the wheel.
- Safe Driving Sometimes Tied to Anti-Regulation Actions "There's more at work more at work [in traffic safety] than can be directly linked to any of the regulations. A number of actual anti-regulation actions are invoked in situations of high traffic and high intensity," observed Billie Blair, PhD, President and CEO of Change Strategists Inc and an expert in change management.
- Fact and Fiction: What Teen Drivers and Their Parents Need to Know "Many parents believe that their role in the adolescent's driving career ends as soon as he has received his driver license. In fact, this is precisely the time when parental supervision is crucial," states Dr Laurence Steinberg, the Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Temple University and the author of You and Your Adolescent: The Essential Guide for Ages 10 to 25.
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