For Immediate Release
March 4, 2019, 5:00 p.m. EST
Pam Fischer, 908-269-5796 (office)
Alexandria, VA – Peru State College student Bailey Bindle has been named a 2019 Traffic Safety Scholar (Scholars) and awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend the 37th annual Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, March 31-April 2 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Bindle is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice and is one of 50 U.S. and international students selected through a competitive application process. The Lifesavers Conference showcases the latest research, evidence-based strategies, proven countermeasures, and promising new approaches for addressing the nation’s most pressing traffic safety problems.
This is the fourth year of the Traffic Safety Scholars program, which provides college students the opportunity to attend the Lifesavers Conference, the largest gathering of traffic safety professionals in the U.S. The program’s goals is to showcase the diversity of opportunities in traffic safety and encourage students, regardless of discipline, to pursue a career in a dynamic field that draws from a variety disciplines from engineering, education and enforcement to communications, business, marketing, medicine, public health, political science, counseling, and more.
Bindle and her fellow Scholars will kick-off their Lifesaver’s experience on March 30 as they learn about career opportunities from a panel of young traffic safety professionals working in the public and private sectors. The Scholars will continue this career discussion when they meet with state and national traffic safety leaders at a reception convened in their honor later that afternoon.
And once the Lifesavers Conference begins on March 31, the Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in three plenary sessions and 84 workshops featuring leading experts in the fields of distracted and impaired driving and walking; child passenger, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, teen, and older driver safety; adult occupant protection; vehicle technology; law enforcement and criminal justice; commercial motor vehicles; roadway design; and more.
To learn more about the Lifesaver Conference and the TSS program, visit http://www.lifesaversconference.org.
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