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Blue Ridge Regional Highway Safety Summit

A Multi-Jurisdictional Presentation by members of the Blue Ridge Transportation Safety Board to combat crash rates in the service area

The Regional Highway Safety Summit, sponsored by BRTSB, is intended for agency command staff, or their designee, and is in response to the increase in regional fatalities experienced this year. We will focus on causative factors and highlight resources available at the National, State, and Regional levels. Each locality receiving grant funding should have a representative attending.

Please RSVP by email to Steve Goodwin – – with the name(s) of attendees for this very important training event. Lunch will be provided.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • 10 AM – 3PM
Salem Civic Center – Parlor A


Welcome and Introduction:
Steve Goodwin, Virginia Highway Safety Office
Chief Jeff Dudley, Salem Police Dept.


Overview of Successful Regional Initiatives and the Governor’s Highway Safety Plan
Captain Richard Denney, Virginia State Police


Regional Traffic Enforcement Campaigns
Captain Jim Bennett, Bedford Police Department
First Sergeant Mike Bailey, Virginia State Police
Steve Buxton, National Park Service


Courtesy of Stalker Radar and Roanoke Valley Claims Association


Regional Traffic Safety Presentations
Tim Wyatt, Roanoke County Police Department
Todd Cheyney, Salem Police Department
Joe Dooley, Bedford Police Department




The Role of Social Media in Promoting Traffic Safety
Teresa Hall, Roanoke County Public Information Officer
Mike Stevens, Salem City Public Information Officer


Blue Ridge Crash Teams Demonstrations – West parking lot
The Blue Ridge Crash Teams will have some of their equipment outside for those attendees who would like to interact with the traffic safety presentations.

  • Impaired Driving Simulator
  • Air Bag Simulator
  • Mobile Crash Classroom
  • Crash Reconstruction equipment