TRB Webinar: Texting While Driving – Implications of Legislation on Electronic Devices

March 15, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Using electronic devices while driving is unsafe, but legislation and enforcement is inconsistent throughout the United States. TRB hosted a webinar on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that reviewed current electronic device use laws and enforcement strategies. Presenters discussed public awareness strategies and successes in various jurisdictions. They also identified key deliverables designed to share best practices with stakeholders.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committees on Traffic Law Enforcement, Human Factors of Vehicles, and Impairment in Transportation. It also features research from the Behavioral Traffic Research Program’s first report, Using Electronic Devices While Driving: Legislation and Enforcement Implications.

The slides and recording of the webinar are available.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Research background and study methodology: Amy Benedick, Westat
  2. Key findings and successes: Sharon Levi, Westat
  3. Question and answer session: Doreen De Leonardis, Westat

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify current legislation and enforcement policies in use of electronic devices while driving
  2. Discuss key findings and successes as presented in the report

Professional Development Hours

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned on completion of this program were reported to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Certificates of Completion are issued to all participants via the online system. Complaints about registered providers may be addressed to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Fl., Washington, DC, 20005.