Our team enjoyed the opportunity to connect and converse with attendees at the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) 51st Annual Convention and Traffic Expo!
Our InstAlert variable message sign was a hit at our virtual booth for how easily it deploys on a portable post, pole, trailer, or vehicle hitch anywhere high-visibility messaging is needed.
We were also thrilled to have the opportunity to host an educational session at the Expo titled “Putting the Brakes on Speeding now and After COVID-19.” Our CEO, Andy Souders, gave a data-backed presentation on the latest speeding and traffic fatality trends, analyzing how speeding and fatality rates have increased during the pandemic. After the presentation, Andy moderated a panel discussion exploring what steps DOTs, law enforcement, and traffic safety advocates can take to prevent traffic fatalities. Panelists included:
- Melissa Wandall, President, National Coalition for Safer Roads: Melissa is an advocate who was instrumental in passing Florida’s Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act, named for her husband who was killed in a crash caused by another driver running a red light.
- Lieutenant Mike Sweitzer, Frostburg, Maryland Police Department: Lieutenant Sweitzer has been pioneering the use of traffic data to create safer roads in his community before and during the pandemic.
- Jason Farias, Program Coordinator; Office on Highway Safety, Rhode Island Department of Transportation: Jason’s department focuses on creating statewide campaigns to promote safe driving and prevent traffic fatalities.
Andy and the panelists also enjoyed the chance to answer live questions from attendees at the end of the session. You can view the full educational session below: