Register now for the 2013 Highway Safety Summit

Registration is under way for the 2013 Highway Safety Summit planned for May 1-2 in Coeur d’Alene.

The summit is organized by ITD’s Office of Highway Safety and provides traffic safety professionals and advocates with innovative, results-oriented solutions to eliminate fatalities and reduce injuries from motor-vehicle crashes.

"Idaho's Highway Safety Summit continues to grow each year,” said Highway Safety Manager Brent Jennings. “Our valuable highway safety partners in enforcement, education, engineering and emergency response take away valuable information from the workshops and breakout sessions they can use in their highway safety programs.  

Featured speakers will be Kimberly Schlau and Viliami Tuivai.

Schlau lost two daughters in 2007 when a distracted Illinois State Police officer failed to maintain control of his speeding patrol car, killing Jessica Uhl, 18, and Kelli Uhl, 13. Since then, Schlau has talked with many groups of police officers about the consequences of decisions made when responding to emergencies and to not take on distractions such as phone calls and texting while responding.

Known as “Coach V” for his eight seasons as linebacker coach for the Boise State Broncos, Tuivai is quickly developing a reputation as one of the most exciting and practical motivational speakers in the country. He brings a high-energy approach, clarity and passion for success and life itself to audiences of all ages.

Summit workshop topics include:

  • Reducing police line of duty deaths (LODD)
  • Making media work for you
  • Health and safety issues of designer drugs
  • Motorcycle code enforcement
  • Speed limits
  • Marijuana, Idaho stuck in the middle
  • Alive at 25 driving program
  • Impaired-driving enforcement overview
  • Changing the culture of illegal behavior
  • Making effective traffic stops

The summit is designed to foster discussion and interaction among presenters and participants through seminars and workshops.

“The chance to network and share best practices is an integral part of this summit,” Jennings explained. “The Idaho Office of Highway Safety appreciates everyone's participation."

Registration information

Published 3-15-13