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Nation's Highway Safety Leaders To Meet In Nashville

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Posted at 10:12 PM, Aug 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:32:20-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The nation's highway safety leaders have been set to hold their annual meeting Saturday through Wednesday in downtown Nashville.

More than 500 top state highway safety officials and their partners have been gathering for the 2015 Governors Highway Safety Association.

The conference came as many states reported an increase in traffic fatalities, after years of record lows. General sessions were set to address how to curb the most dangerous driver behaviors, with a focus on alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers and driver distraction.

During the meeting, the president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety planned to present new research on the safety benefits of a model speed camera program, as well as offer recommendations on what states need to do to reduce traffic deaths.

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