This year’s Governors Highway Safety Association conference was held in San Diego, California. resqme, Inc. wanted to share valuable information about our 4 Lifesaving Steps as well as how the resqme tool can save lives in an auto emergency “when seconds count…”
resqme, Inc. Founder and President, Laurent Colasse, attended the annual meeting to man the resqme booth, meet other organizations dedicated to increased safety on the road, and hear the latest on efforts and initiatives in the highway safety community. This year’s GHSA meeting theme focused on technology and “looking at how technology presents both challenges and opportunities.”
Laurent met some incredible people at the organization including Melissa Wandall and her daughter, Madison. Melissa started The Mark Wandall Foundation in honor of her husband who was killed in a red-light running collision. The main goals of the foundation are to provide support to children who have experienced loss through a vehicle related collision, maintain scholarship programs and fundraising efforts, and also partner with groups dedicated to safety. To find out more about the foundation, you can visit: www.themarkwandallfoundation.org
Melissa is also President of the National Coalition for Safer Roads whose main agenda is how “red light safety cameras can improve driver behavior.” She helped pass Florida’s Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act and actively travels the United States advocating and speaking on behalf of driver safety.
Laurent also met the Honorable Deborah Hersman, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Among many initiatives and high profile investigations, Ms. Hersman’s main focuses include: “distracted driving, child passenger safety, and helping accident victims and their families.”
Laurent found Ms. Hersman’s speech at the 2013 GHSA Annual Meeting to be amazing and congratulated her on her dedication to zero deaths on the road and a shared advocacy for safety. If you would like to see in full text Ms. Hersman’s sppech, you may view it here.
Events like the GHSA Annual Meeting are important for organizations to meet and share information about road safety issues and possible solutions. Advocates for safety can influence policy and enact change to promote safer roads. Together we can save more lives.
h/t: www.ghsa.org, www.themarkwandallfoundation.org, ncsrsafety.org, ntsb.gov