2017 STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Annual Conference

Attendees at 2017 NETS Annual Benchmark Conference

Successful conference concluded!

Presentations are now available for those who attended the conference. If you are already a NETS member, please login to access the presentations. If you are not a NETS member but attended the conference, please contact Susan Gillies at sgillies@trafficsafety.org for access.

  • This year’s event included a number of leadership-themed presentations which strongly resonated with attendees. Leadership partners who support road safety programs of all sizes and maturity levels were encouraged to attend the conference in order to benefit from these presentations.
  • An exciting addition to this year’s proceedings was the opportunity to travel to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) / Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) Vehicle Research Center (VRC)to witness a “live” car-to-car crash test and participate in numerous hands-on vehicle demonstrations.
  • With employers placing increased emphasis on vehicle crash and integrity ratings, this hands-on field trip presented an excellent opportunity for road safety professionals to also invite personnel from their organization’s fleet leasing and procurement divisions as vehicle selection and decision-making is often a collaborative effort between each of these groups.

Keynote Speakers

Doug Keeley

Doug Keeley bio


The Mark of a Leader

Topic: The Role of Senior Business Leaders in Road Safety Program Development and Sustainability

David Strayer, Ph.D.

David Strayer, Ph.D. bio

University of Utah

Topic: The Science Behind Cognitive Distraction and Its Impact on Driver Performance

Debbie Weir

Debbie Weir bio


Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Topic: Creating a Culture of Safe Choices

David Ward

David Ward bio

Secretary General

Global NCAP

Topic: Latest Findings and Trends in New Car Assessment Programs Worldwide