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.
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