Vehicle Safety Experts Gather in DC

By Peter DePaolis

The International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles took place in Washington, D.C. last month. It is the 22nd gathering of vehicle and safety experts in the nation’s capital. The four-day conference displays the latest technological advancements that experts hope will reduce fatal car accidents.

According to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the annual conference has reduced deaths from traffic accidents to the lowest level since the 1950’s. LaHood credits the dedication of safety experts from around the world for the drop in vehicle fatalities. He says technological advancements have helped car makers combat drunk driving, distracted driving and maximize seat belt use. In addition, advancements in safety have lowered car insurance premiums for all drivers.

A highlight of the safety conference is an award ceremony to recognize people in the automotive industry that have done the most to increase vehicle safety.

Contact a Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis if you suffer injuries in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence. A free and informative initial consultation is available.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.