Save the Date: Tribal Motor Vehicle Policy Improvement Workshop, Nov 15-16, 2011



Save the Date!
Tribal Motor Vehicle Policy Improvement Workshop

When: November 15-16, 2011
Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Registration: Free, but space is limited. Register now through October 21, 2011.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is pleased to announce the Tribal Motor Vehicle Policy Improvement Workshop to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 15-16, 2011. This workshop is sponsored through a partnership between NCIPC, the Indian Health Service (IHS) Injury Prevention Program and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Indian Highway Safety Program. Tribal Highway Safety Programs that are actively working to strengthen traffic safety laws affecting tribal communities are invited to attend. Tribes are encouraged to bring a team of 2-3 people to develop an action plan to strengthen their traffic safety laws. 


The purpose of the 2-day workshop is to provide an opportunity for tribal injury prevention coordinators and traffic safety personnel to:


1) Gain insights from successful traffic safety programs in AI/AN communities and

2) Use these insights to improve their work plans to strengthen traffic safety laws in their communities.


In addition, an inventory of current traffic safety laws in Indian Country will be created to serve as a resource for workshop participants as well as injury prevention practitioners throughout tribal communities.



·         Current Reality of Traffic Safety/Motor Vehicle Injuries in Indian Country                                    

·         Presentations of lessons learned, processes and tips will be provided by the following tribes/organizations. Group discussions will follow presentations.

o   Child Passenger Safety Law on the Navajo Nation

o   Seat Belt Law on the Fort Peck Reservation

o   DUI law on the San Carlos Apache Reservation

o   DWI Resource Center, Albuquerque, NM

·         Team breakout sessions to develop action plans

·         Team report-outs (sharing of next-step actions, solutions for overcoming barriers,

key stakeholders, key infrastructure, etc.)

·         Workshop summary and closing comments

Registration is free, however, space is limited. Registration will be accepted through October 21, 2011. Workshop participants will be selected on a first-come first-served basis.

For more information and to register, please contact Angela Salazar at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or 770.488.3949. 


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