1:30 - 2:15 AM
Connected and Automated Vehicles and Our Pursuit for Safety
Connected and automated vehicles have long been promised as the around-the-corner solution to our roadway safety problems. But with 2021 US fatal crashes reaching a 16-year high, how often is automation really available and how well is it serving safety? The presentation will discuss the hype versus actual pace of automated vehicles development, equity gaps in automation, potential unintended consequences for pedestrians, and expected upcoming innovations with teleoperated vehicles.
2:15 - 3:15 PM
Trauma in the ER: Then and Now
Christopher Boe, M.D., is a board-certified emergency medicine physician in Grand Forks who has spent his career taking care of trauma patients from the region. His presentation focuses on how trauma has changed through the years and how the trauma patients are managed in the emergency room and hospital setting.
3:30 - 4:30 PM
North Dakota Highway Patrol Crash Assistance Program
In 2021 the NDHP started a Crash Assistance Program comprised of two full-time Crash Assistance Program specialists. The program is designed to provide various services to crash victims and victims of qualified crimes. These services include acting as a liaison between crash victims and the North Dakota criminal justice system as well as helping crash victims secure their rights as a crime victim.
4:30 - 5:15 PM
Engaging Law Enforcement in Child Passenger Safety Initiatives
Law enforcement officers often have a unique view of kids in car seats (or lack thereof). Whether they are on patrol, responding to a crash or making a traffic stop, their skill and knowledge in child passenger safety best practices can be impactful to our work in this arena. Join us as we host a panel discussion with members of the law enforcement community and other experts to ascertain how their certification as child passenger safety technicians is put to use on the job and learn how you might become involved in this work.