Can an app save lives? According to recent research, 71% of drivers aged 18-29 years admit to texting while driving.
A Tuesday, November 7 interactive dinner and distracted driving program on the campus of Appalachian State University will provide a forum for community members to respond to the crisis.
The Disrupting Distraction event will outline the story of a tragic car crash, a brilliant idea, data analytics, and outside-the-box thinking that may disrupt the serious problem of distracted driving.
Participants will explore the role of distraction in today's society and on our roads and discuss how Appalachian's campus community can drive social change.
Dinner will be provided at no cost to registrants, beginning at 5:15 p.m., and a keynote address will then be delivered by Joe Adelmann, co-founder and vice president of operations for TrueMotion.
The event is co-presented by Appalachian's Brantley Risk & Insurance Center, Gamma Iota Sigma, Travelers Institute, Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, NC Vision Zero, Road to Zero and the National Safety Council.
Event Logistics and Online Registration
The event, which will be held in the Solarium of the Plemmons Student Union at 263 Locust Street, is free and open to the public.
Registration is required; register online by October 31.