Highway Safety Summit planned May 8 in Boise

Highway safety and transportation professionals are encouraged to attend the annual Highway Safety Summit to learn of ways ITD and its partners can continue the road Toward Zero Deaths on our highways.

The all-day summit is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, at the Boise Centre. More information will be provided later, but those planning to attend should mark their calendars.

What is the highway safety summit?
The Highway Safety Summit will provide highway and traffic safety professionals and advocates with innovative, results-oriented solutions to help save lives and reduce serious injuries from motor vehicle crashes. The summit is designed to foster discussion and interaction between presenters and participants on a variety of topics through seminars and workshops. There also will be several industry related vendors participating.
Who should attend?
Highway safety professionals from a variety of backgrounds including law enforcement, city and county officials, educators and counselors, traffic safety engineers, emergency responders and all other traffic safety advocates are encouraged to attend the summit. The summit is a forum in which to share ideas and gain insight on traffic safety issues, program ideas and solutions 
What is the cost?
There is no cost to participants. Lunch and snacks are included. This event is sponsored by ITD’s Office of Highway Safety. 

Fifty hotel rooms at the Owyhee Plaza may be available for those traveling from outside the area. To maximize the number of attendees, we strongly encourage you to room-share. Rooms will be reserved for one night for up to two participants from each agency on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vendor reception
There will be a reception, including a buffet dinner, hosted by the vendors on Monday, May 7, at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel Ballroom from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Please visit with the vendors and enjoy the reception!
Parking and airport transfers
Attendees staying at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel have parking included with their room.  For individuals driving into Boise for the day, parking is on your own.

Officers can receive POST credit for this training. Don't miss the prize drawings during the Summit!
For more information, visit www.highwaysafetysummit.com

Draft schedule (subject to change)

Monday, May 7 (Owyee Plaza)
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Executive session sheriffs, chiefs and ISP command staff (Gallery Room)
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Vendor Reception (Buffet dinner will be provided (Owyhee Plaza Hotel Ballroom) Registration table will be open

Tuesday, May 8 (Boise Centre)

7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. Registration Open
8 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. Opening Ceremony - City of Boise Police Pipes and Drums
8:10 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Registration Open
8:10 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Welcome & Opening Comments - ITD Deputy Director Scott Stokes, NHTSA Regional Director John Moffatt
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Break
11 a.m. -12 noon Case Law Update Jared Olson, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
12 noon -1 p.m. Beyond the Traffic Stop Awards Lunch - Presented by the Highway Safety Law Enforcement Liaisons
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Workshop I Breakouts
  A. Drug Recognition Expert & ARIDE Programs in Idaho
  B. Distracted Driving (Effective Enforcement? Review of current laws in Idaho )
  C. Motorcycle Rider Safety Rock the Gear
  D. Prosecuting the Hard-Core Dunk
2 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Workshop II Breakouts
  A. Drug Recognition Expert & ARIDE Programs in Idaho
  B. Designer Drugs
  C. Prosecuting Commercial Vehicle Issues
  D. Prosecuting the Hard-Core Dunk
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Workshop III Breakouts
  A. Open
  B. Designer Drugs
  C. Prosecuting Commercial Vehicle Issues
  D. Forensics – Process (Idaho State Police Forensics, Lifelock certification, etc.)
4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. General Session - Drawings & Closing Comments


Published 3-9-2012