September 2019

Summaries of timely road safety news, events, and alerts
Message from NETS' Executive Director, Joe McKillips
Road Safety Colleagues,  
Less than two weeks separate us from our annual 2019 Strength IN Numbers® Benchmark Conference scheduled to take place in Arlington, VA October 9th and 10th. Final plans and preparations are falling into place and I want to thank our many speakers and road safety sponsors for their tremendous pre-conference planning and preparation efforts.  
I am also pleased to share our very latest conference program brochure which contains a full summary of conference proceedings along with speaker presentation summaries, bios and sponsor networking opportunities.  

We also recently launched information to conference attendees and NETS members alike regarding NETS Sponsor companies' products and services encouraging everyone to engage with our Sponsor partners to the greatest extent possible.  

Whether you are just embarking on a road safety program for your organization, or managing and sustaining a mature program, the annual NETS Conference is sure to have something for everyone. 
Conference registration totals are on record pace so if you have not already done so, it is not too late to join us.  Register today!
Thanks to everyone for your commitment to road safety and look forward to seeing you in Arlington!
Hurry! Registration Still Open for NETS Annual Conference! October 9th and 10th, Arlington, VA.

Whether you are a full-time road safety professional, manage a fleet of vehicles, or serve in a support role with your organization's road safety program, the NETS 2019 Annual Conference is certain to have something for everyone! 
NETS is proud to partner with the following
PLATINUM Fleet Safety Sponsors:

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eDriving is the driver risk management partner of choice for many of the world’s largest organizations, supporting over 1,000,000 drivers in 96 countries. Over the past 23 years, eDriving’s research-validated programs have been recognized with 70+ client awards around the world.
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