Welcome & Introductions

Dr. John Savino, Westchester Medical Center

Ben Lieberman, Executive Director, Dorcs (Distracted Operators Risk Casualties)

Jennifer Smith, Executive Director, StopDistractions.org

Marissa Shorenstein – President AT&T New York

Karen Rae, Deputy Secretary for Transportation, New York

Video Remarks by United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

Tom Louizou, Regional Administrator, USDOT – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Region 2




Law Enforcement – New York’s Approach to Combatting Distracted Driving
Chuck DeWeese, Assistant Commissioner, Governors Office of Traffic Safety
Lieutenant Philip Fouche, New York State Police Division Traffic Services


Law Enforcement – Crash Investigations & Prosecutions Sergeant Anthony Mendez, Delaware State Police, Crash Investigation Unit
Joseph A. McCormack, Esq., Chief of Vehicular Crimes Bureau, Bronx District Attorney’s Office


Buffet Lunch


Role of Media in Changing Social Perceptions

Audrey Pass, Senior Director of Public Affairs for WNYW-TV/FOX5 and WWOR-TV/My9
Lucia Sanchez, Office of Communication and Consumer Information, National Highway Transportation Association, Washington, DC
Terry Corcoran, Criminal Justice Reporter, The Journal News, New York


Jonesing to Text

Joseph Bayer, Doctoral Candidate, University of Michigan Department of Communication Studies




Reaching Students and Changing Perspectives
Beverly Pierce, MA, LCSW, CASAC, CPP, Program Administrator/Supervisor, Student Assistance Services Corp
Deborah Becker, Co-Founder Distracted Operators Risk Casualties


New York Distracted Driving Summit 2014

May 6, 2014

Live Streaming Event

New York is recognized as a leader in the fight to combat distracted driving. The New York Distracted Driving Summit will highlight the successes we’ve achieved and the obstacles we still face to end this destructive behavior. The Summit will bring together government officials, law enforcement, traffic safety experts, academics, media, not-for-profits and others to increase awareness of the dangers of distracted driving and facilitate more collaborative education and advocacy efforts that will help change behaviors and make roads in New York safer.

A diverse line up of panelists will answer the tough questions and provide real world examples of what is working, what we have learned, and what the next steps are to reduce the number of distracted driving crashes.

For More Information Visit http://nyddsummit.com/