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Update from Joe McKillips, NETS’ Executive Director – February 2017

Mark your calendars for an event you won’t want to miss!  The NETS Annual STRENGTH in NUMBERS® Benchmark Conference is scheduled for October 11-12, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville, VA.  This year’s event is sure to be another great opportunity to learn best practices and gain ideas on how you can improve your road safety program, at the only conference focused exclusively on traffic safety.  New for this year, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a behind-the-scenes tour of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety-Highway Loss Data Institute (IIHS-HLDI) Vehicle Research Center (VRC) to observe a live car-to-car crash test and participate in hands-on crash avoidance demonstrations.  Also featured at this year’s conference:

  • Keynote presentations by industry leaders
  • Road safety case studies
  • New research & technology solutions
  • Emerging issues and ongoing projects.
  • Presentation of the 2016 STRENGTH in NUMBERS® Fleet Safety Benchmark Report

There will be plenty of opportunities to network with other road safety professionals.  Last year, nearly 200 road safety professionals attended – a record number. 

Invitation to register for the conference is one of the benefits of NETS membership, so be sure your membership is up to date.  Check the NETS Annual Conference web page for additional information on conference speaking opportunities, the agenda and early registration, coming in March. 

In the coming weeks, we’re also planning to introduce improvements to the NETS website, including a more user-friendly and interactive experience for members using the Road Safety FORUM and other related features.  Stay tuned for more information on these exciting developments.