I sat down this Spring with Dr. David Harkey, Director of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, to discuss the truck underride problem and the fact that it is a major public health problem and not just a transportation issue. After that, I enthusiastically recommended that he be the keynote speaker at the Second Underride Roundtable on August 20 at IIHS.
So when I found out yesterday that he had been named the new president of the IIHS — replacing the accomplished Adrian Lund, whom I got to meet in March — I was very excited. I look forward to watching him effectively lead that safety organization and help bring us closer to zero deaths.
Read about it here:
- IIHS and HLDI announce new president, IIHS
- IIHS, HLDI Name New President, Automotive Fleet
- Will IIHS’ New President Change Top U.S. Auto Safety Group At Historic Juncture, Torque News