Traffic Safety Conference


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MUNICIPAL TRAFFIC SAFETY INITIATIVES CONFERENCE

 

Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West
1590 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy| Dallas, Texas 75234
972.869.4300
March 20-22, 2016

 

Introduction (Agenda, Participant Roster, Board and Staff Roster)

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)
 

 

Day 1 - 

11:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration  
1:00- 5:00 p.m.

The History, Neuro-Science, and Toxicology of Marijuana   (1:00- 2:30 p.m.)
The Honorable Mary A Celeste, Retired Judge, Denver County Court

Marijuna and Driving  (2:45 - 4:15 p.m.)
The Honorable Mary A Celeste, Retired Judge, Denver County Court

Drug Recognition Experts (4:30 - 5:00 p.m.)
Sergeant Kevin McGee, Drug Recogntion Expert, Prosper Police Department

 Clerk's Certification Prep Sessions (1:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
Level I: Diana Faulkenberry, Court Administrator, City of Cleburne

Level II: Constance White, Director of Court Services, City of Burleson

12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Expo and Distracted Driving Simulator
Park West Foyer in Front of Registration

Note: Most Exhibitors will be available throughout the entire conference. The Distracted Driving Simulator and the Amber Menefee Mobile Memorial will only be available on Monday.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Hosted by the TMCA and TMCEC

Day 2 -

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Welcome and Annoucements
Regan Metteauer, Program Attorney, TMCEC
8:05 - 9:00 a.m.

Traffic Deaths: Accident or Murder? The Prism Through Which We Should View
Art Acevedo, Cheif of Police, Austin Police Department

9:00 - 10:05 a.m.

 The Role of the Judiciary in Reducing Impaired Driving: Ethical Considerations  for Municipal Courts
(1.0 hour ethics)
The Honorable Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, City of College Station, and President, Texas Municipal Courts Association and Texas Municipal Courts Education Center Board of Dircetors

10:20 - 11:20 a.m.

Blood Draw Case Law & Traffic Related Court Decisions in Texas
Stacey Soule, Assistant State Prosecuting Attorney of Texas

11:20 - 11:30 a.m.

Exhibitor Introductions

11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives Award Winners: A Video Presentation
The Honorable Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, City of College Station, and President, Texas Municipal Courts Association and Texas Municipal Courts Education Center Board of Directors

12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
  FUNDAMENTALS
COURT WORKSHOPS
SHARED TRACK  
1:00 - 2:10 p.m.

Compliance issues in Impaired Driving Cases
The Honorable Laura Weiser, Judiciial Resource Liaison, Texas Center for the Judiciary

An international Review of Young Driver Initiatives
John Brady, Risk & SafetySpecialist, Sr. Travis County HRMD

 

Drugs and Driving
Robert Johnson, Cheif Toxicologist, Tarrant County Medical Examiner Office





Model Outreach Panel (.25 ethics)
Presented by the Low Volume Courts Traffic Safety Award Winners( low volume courts serving a population below 30,000)




2:25 - 3:35 p.m.

Determining Impairment in the Field
Mark Busbee, texas SFST Program





 

 

Alive at 25
Guy Benson, Director, and Deborah Parsons, Assistant Director, Danger Without Intentions








 

Igntion Interlock Devices
Erin Holmes, Director of Traffic Safety, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibilty







 Model Outreach Panel (.25 ethics)
Presented by the Medium Volume Courts Traffic Safety Award Winners( Medium volume courts serving a population between 30,000 and 149,000)



3:50 - 5:00 p.m.

My Car Does What? A Judges' Guide to Traffic Safety Technology and Pitfalls
Alex Epstein, senior Director, Digital Strategy & Content, National Safety Council

Psychology of Young Drivers
Susan Crotty, Prgram Development Executive, Driver Safety-Courts Division, national Safety Council and Michelle Bovis, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional, Lone Star Driving Safety Education Services

Women and Impaired Driving
Erin Holmes, Director of Traffic Safety, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibilty









 Model Outreach Panel (.25 ethics)
Presented by the Medium and High  Volume Courts Traffic Safety Award Winners( Medium volume courts serving a population between 30,000 and 149,000; high volume courts serving a population of 150,000 or more)





Day 3 -

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast     
   Breakout TRACKS:    
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Drug and Alcohol Trends
Officer Jermaine Galloway, Tall Cop Says Stop

 A High Performance Court Look at Commercial Driver's Licenses
The Honorable Gary A Graber, Town Justice, darien New York; Dale Kasparek, Principal Court Management Consultant, technology Division, national Center for State Courts: Perter K. Odom, Senior Attorney, national Traffic Law Center of the Distict Attorney's Association

Danger Without Intentions Programs
Guy Benson, Director, and Deborah Parsons, Assistant Director, Danger Without Intentions

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. The Fundamentals of Commercial Driver's License Laws
Matt Dixon, Assistant City Attorney, City of Arlington

Substance Abuse and the Court
(1.25 hours ethics)
Cameron Vann, attorney, texas Lawyer's Assistance Program

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Distracted Driving: Local and State Regulations in Texas
Kate Huddleston, Cheif of Staff, Office of Texas State Represenative Tom Craddick
 12:00 p.m.  Conference Adjourns
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Court Clerk Certification Test (Level I, II, III)

*Indicates curriculum funded by the Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives (MTSI) or Driving on the Right Side of the Road (DRSR) grant from the Texas Department of Transportation
#Indicates curriculum with a focus on Court Security and Technology
+Indicates curriculum with a focus on Mental Health