Keynote and other Special Lectures Return to Biography  SSS HOME .              Revised 2014-04-07  
Talks by Leonard Evans (after 2000 departure from GM)
   Order is inverse chronological, color coded by year  
                              Title                 To    City  State    Date #
Safety Benefits of a Traffic Signal Designed for the Color Deficient The Eye, the Brain, and the Auto International Conference Dearborn MI 2013-09-16 Mon 114
Never Be Involved in a Traffic Crash Dow Chemical Midland MI 2013-06-11 Tue 113
Policy Implications from Comparing Traffic Fatality Trends Thru 2011 in 26 Countries 23rd. World Congress International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA) Hamburg Germany 2013-05-20 Mon 112
  Surprising Traffic Safety Findings University of Kansas Lawrence KS 2012-10-25 Thu 111
  Surprising Results From Traffic-Safety Research Anhui Sanlian University Hefei China 2012-09-15 Sat 110
International Traffic-Fatality Rates – Comparisons Among 28 Countries Using Data Through 2010 Traffic Safety Forum Beijing China 2012-09-13 Thu 109
Traffic deaths plummet in USA while other countries do dramatically better SOAR (Society of Active Retirees) Farmington Hills MI 2011-10-13 Thu 108
Topsy-Turvy US Safety Policy Continues to Kill The Eye and the Auto (Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology) Detroit MI 2011-09-13 Tue 107
                      Thousands of Road Users Click for Power Point slide show with commentary        
International Comparisons Suggest Effective Safety Policy 22nd. World Congress International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA) Chongqing China 2011-05-13 Fri 106
The International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA) - A Short History 22nd. World Congress International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA) Chongqing China 2011-05-13 Fri 105
The Dramatic Failure of US Traffic Safety Policy SOAR (Society of Active Retirees) Farmington Hills MI 2010-10-12 Tue 104
Sex Differences - What Traffic Fatalities Say About “Nurture Versus Nature Adult Learining Institute Farmington Hills MI 2010-05-19 Wed 103
Safety Research Needs More Reason and Replication VirginiaTech - CH2M Hill Distinguished Lecture Blacksburg VA 2010-04-26 Mon 102
Sex Differences - What Traffic Fatalities Say About “Nurture Versus Nature SOAR (Society of Active Retirees) Farmington Hills MI 2010-04-21 Wed 101
A Crash Course in Traffic Safety SOAR (Society of Active Retirees) Farmington Hills MI 2009-10-14 Wed 100
Death in Traffic – A Sadly Underemphasized Problem
Directors Lab Chicago Chicago IL 2009-07-30 Thu 99
A Crash Course in Traffic Safety Adult Learining Institute Farmington Hills MI 2009-05-20 Wed 98
Improving Safety of Older Road Users Even While Ignoring Them 21st.  World Congress International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA) The Haig Netherlands 2009-04-27 Mon 97
Reason, Replication, and Other Scientific Basics Need Increased Emphasis to Better Advance Safety Knowledge Institute for Road Safety Research in the Netherlands (SWOV) Leidschendam Netherlands 2009-04-24 Fri 96
How to really reduce fire deaths in traffic Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) panel on fire safety Detroit MI 2008-04-15 Tue 95
Reducing Harm on Our Roads Keynbote to INTERSECT Traffic Safety Symposium Edmonton, AB Canada 2008-01-31 Thur 94
SEX DIFFERENCES: Rare Traffic Fatalities Support NATURE ____over NURTURE Joint Statistical Meetings (American Stastical Association, etc.) Salt Lake City UT 2007-07-30 Mon 93
Safe Driving and NAVTEQ Field Data Collection  
NAVTEQ Digitial Mapping Operations Meeting (Outside N. America) Portotoz Slovenia 2007-06-27 Wed 92
Safe Driving and NAVTEQ Field Data Collection  
NAVTEQ Digitial Mapping Operations Meeting (North America) San Juan PR 2007-06-06 Wed 91
Drivers involved in crashes killing older road users Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit MI 2007-04-01 Sun 90
The Dramatic Failure of US Traffic Safety Policy Virginia Transportation Conference Roanoke VA 2006-10-10 Tue 89
Reducing Traffic Harm on and off the Job Keynote to Network of Employers for Traffic Safety Baltimore MD 2006-09-27 Wed 88
Traffic Safety – What Matters Most Keynote to 16th Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference Winnipeg, MT Canada 2006-06-12 Mon 87
Reducing Harm from Traffic Crashes Keynote to 2006 International Whiplash Trauma Congress Portland OR 2006-06-02 Fri 86
Engineering Strategies to Reduce Harm in Traffic 10th PRI World Congress on Traffic Safety Abu Dhabi UAE 2006-03-28 Tue 85
Vehicle Safety’s Role in Traffic Safety U. of  Michigan Dearborn MI 2006-03-17 Fri 84
Traffic Safety Keynote to Maryland Paving Conference Baltimore MD 2006-02-23 Thu 83
The Dramatic Failure of US Traffic Safety Policy           CLICK FOR REVIEW Lunchtime address, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota Minneapolis MN 2006-02-09 Thu 82
Just back from Iran Temple Kol Ami West Bloomfield MI 2006-01-12 Thu 81
Harm in traffic – a world-wide problem Iran Department of Transport Tehran Iran 2005-12-25 Sun 80
Harm in traffic – a world-wide problem First International Traffic Accident Conference Tehran Iran 2005-12-21 Wed 79
7.  THE FUTURE -- Flawed Predictions versus a Different Vision for a Safer Tomorrow Traffic medicine course Umeĺ Sweden 2005-11-19 Sat 78
6. REDUCING YOUR RISK – REDUCING SOCIETY’S RISK Traffic medicine course Umeĺ Sweden 2005-11-19 Sat 77
5.  DRIVER PERFORMANCE, DRIVER BEHAVIOR Traffic medicine course Umeĺ Sweden 2005-11-18  Fri 76
4.  ENVIRONMENT, ROADWAY, AND VEHICLE – Basic Biomechanics, Occupant Protection Traffic medicine course Umeĺ Sweden 2005-11-18  Fri 75
3.  CRASH RISK - Influence of Gender, Age, and Alcohol - Older Drivers, Younger Drivers Traffic medicine course Umeĺ Sweden 2005-11-17 Thu 74
2.  SURVIVAL - Influence of Sex, Age, and Alcohol Traffic medicine course Umeĺ Sweden 2005-11-17 Thu 73
1.  INTRODUCTION – Basic Concepts, Major Factors Traffic medicine course Umeĺ Sweden 2005-11-17 Thu 72
Risks on the road
Taipei Healthy Cities Taipei ROC 2005-10-30 Sun 71
Two days to remember
Senior Men’s Club of Birmingham Birmingham MI 2005-09-30 Fri 70
Traffic safety – what is really important? Intertraffic North America Baltimore MD 2005-09-28 Wed 69
Why predictions have been, and remain, systematically wrong TRB Workshop Dulles VA 2005-09-28 Wed 68
A day to remember Belfast Titanic Society Belfast N. Ireland 2005-09-13 Tue 67
A day to remember -- Images of the Titanic Wreck Grosvenor Grammar School Belfast N. Ireland 2005-09-12 Mon 66
Sex and the Single-Vehicle Crash Keynote to Driver Assessment conference Rockport ME 2005-06-28 Tue 65
Driver Vision, Driver Performance, Driver Behavior, and Safety Eye and the Auto (Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology) Detroit MI 2005-06-23 Thu 64
The role of vehicle safety in traffic safety Jaguar Affiliates Group of Michigan Livonia MI 2005-05-11 Wed 63
Industry, Government, and the Dramatic Failure of US Traffic Safety MIT (Center for Innovation in Product Development) Cambridge MA 2005-05-07 Sat 62
Weight, Size, Fuel, Safety Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit MI 2005-04-13 Wed 61
Injuries in Crashes -- Reported Compared to Actual Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit MI 2005-04-12 Tue 60
Major factors and more effective countermeasures International Seminar on Road Safety Bangkok Thailand 2005-03-24 Thu 59
Young drivers, driver licensing and traffic law International Seminar on Road Safety Bangkok Thailand 2005-03-23 Wed 58
Road Trauma  -  A World-Wide Problem International Seminar on Road Safety Bangkok Thailand 2005-03-22 Tue 57
Traffic Safety Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) - MI Chapter Farmington Hills MI 2004-12-09 Thu 56
Traffic crashes – concepts and countermeasures Ben Gurion University of the Negev Beer Sheva Israel 2004-12-02 Thu 55
Young drivers and traffic safety Or Yarok (Israeli safety organization) Tel Aviv Israel 2004-12-01 Wed 54
Injuries in Crashes -- Reported Compared to Actual University of Virginia Automobile Safety Laboratory Charlottesville VA 2004-07-08 Thu 53
How to Make a Car Lighter and Safer Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit MI 2004-03-10 Wed 52
Airbag Benefits, Airbag Costs Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit MI 2004-03-09 Tue 51
Traffic safety in the United States "The Club" (retired senior GM managers) Bloomfield Hills MI 2003-12-10 Wed 50
A Crash Course in Traffic Safety Michigan State University Lansing MI 2003-10-07 Tue 49
Why are we here? Welcoming Presidential address to 19th ITMA World Congress Budapest Hungary 2003-09-15 Mon 48
Death on the roads: – the nature of the problem and a better solution Keynote to Safe and Sober Conference Saint Cloud MN 2003-09-04 Thu 47
Airbag benefits, airbag costs University of Virginia Automobile Safety Laboratory Charlottesville VA 2003-08-18 Mon 46
Harm From Traffic Crashes - A Major World Problem Eye and the Auto (Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology) Detroit MI 2003-06-19 Thu 45
Death on the roads: – the nature of the problem and a better solution Tennessee Technical University Cookeville TN 2003-04-11 Fri 44
A Crash Course in Traffic Safety Tennessee Technical University (Sigma Xi banquet) Cookeville TN 2003-04-10 Thu 43
A Crash Course in Traffic Safety University of South Dakota (Sigma Xi banquet) Vermillion SD 2003-04-05 Sat 42
Driver aging and risk of crashing, dying, and causing death USD Human Factors faculty Vermillion SD 2003-04-04 Fri 41
Death on the roads: – the nature of the problem and a better solution South Dakota State University (Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture) Brookings SD 2003-04-03 Thu 40
Car Mass, Car Size, and Driver Fatality Risk Wayne State University Detroit MI 2003-03-07 Fri 39
Car Mass, Car Size, Fatalities, and Fuel Pennsylvania State University University Park PA 2003-02-28 Fri 38
The role of vehicle safety in traffic safety General Motors Research and Development Warren MI 2003-01-28 Tue 37
Driver aging and risk of crashing, dying, and causing death Senior Men’s Club of Birmingham Birmingham MI 2003-01-24 Fri 36
CAFE – why it is so difficult to estimate its effect on traffic fatalities and fuel use Transportation Research Board (82nd annual meeting) Washington DC 2003-01-15 Wed 35
CAFE kills -- More CAFE May Well Kill More Competitive Enterprise Institute Washington DC 2003-01-14 Tue 34
A Crash Course in Traffic Safety 25TH Annual Advances in Trauma Kansas City MO 2002-12-07 Sat 33
Traffic Crashes: What Do We Know? How Do We Know It? What Can We Do? Alcoa Technical Center Pittsburgh (nr) PA 2002-11-21 Thu 32
Why does so much road safety research not increase knowledge? Keynote 2 to Road Safety Research, Policing and Edu Conference Adelaide Australia 2002-11-05 Tue 31
Traffic Crashes Keynote 1 to Road Safety Research, Policing and Edu Conference Adelaide Australia 2002-11-04 Mon 30
Trends and Future Possibilities Workshop Session A, Trends, Targets and Current Influences Adelaide Australia 2002-11-03 Sun 29
Reflections on  Traffic Safety Automobile insurers Adelaide Australia 2002-11-01 Fri 28
Traffic Crashes -- A Leading Cause of Death in the US Kirk on the Hills Bloomfield Hills MI 2002-10-25 Fri 27
The most famous older-driver crash ever 18th ITMA World Congress Cairo Egypt 2002-09-25 Wed 26
Why are we here? Welcoming Presidential address to 18th IRMA World Congress Cairo Egypt 2002-09-23 Mon 25
Traffic Crashes: What Do We Know? How Do We Know It? What Can We Do? Roche Research Nutley NJ 2002-09-11 Wed 24
Age, Gender, and Fatality Risk from Similar Physical Impacts University of Virginia Automobile Safety Laboratory Charlottesville VA 2002-07-26 Fri 23
Fatality Risk from Similar Physical Impacts -- Influence of Gender and Age Inferred from Traffic Data Crashes Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre Toronto, ON Canada 2002-05-29 Wed 22
Traffic Crashes 4:  Countermeasures Traffic medicine course Umeĺ Sweden 2002-04-13 Sat 21
Traffic Crashes 3:  Human Factors Traffic medicine course Umeĺ Sweden 2002-04-13 Sat 20
Traffic Crashes 2:  Methods Traffic medicine course Umeĺ Sweden 2002-04-12 Fri 19
Traffic Crashes 1:  Introduction and Engineering Traffic medicine course Umeĺ Sweden 2002-04-12 Fri 18
Can a car be made lighter and safer? Aluminum Association Southfield MI 2002-04-09 Tue 17
Traffic Crashes Senior Men’s Club of Birmingham Birmingham MI 2002-04-05 Fri 16
NRC CAFE Report - Comments on APPENDIX A “Dissent on Safety Issues” TRB CAFE panel Washington DC 2002-01-16 Wed 15
Car Mass, Car Size, and  Driver Fatality Risk University of Virginia Automobile Safety Laboratory Charlottesville VA 2002-01-14 Mon 14
Reducing Human Harm from Traffic Crashes Traffic Medicine Center, Huddinge University Hospital Stockholm Sweden 2002-01-01 Tue 13
Traffic Crashes: What Do We Know? How Do We Know It? What Can We Do? Appalachian Transportation Institute Charleston WV 2001-10-17 Wed 12
Traffic Crashes: What Do We Know? How Do We Know It? What Can We Do? Marshal University Huntington WV 2001-10-17 Wed 11
Why Does So Much “Research” Not Increase Knowledge? Keynote to Roads, Routes, and Responsibilities Conference Regina, SK Canada 2001-08-27 Mon 10
Major Factors Relating to Traffic Safety Improved safety for drivers and fleets, Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh PA 2001-06-18 Mon 9
Why Does So Much “Research” Not Increase Knowledge? Keynote to Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference London, ON Canada 2001-06-11 Mon 8
An introduction to the International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA) World Health Organization Consultation to develop a WHO Strategy on Traffic Injury Prevention Geneva Switzerland 2001-04-26 Thu 7
Car Mass, Car Size, and Driver Fatality Risk NRC Committee on Effectiveness and Impact of CAFE Washington DC 2001-03-12 Mon 6
Gender and Age Influence on Fatality Risk from the Same Physical Impact Determined Using Two-Car Crashes Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit MI 2001-03-08 Thu 5
Driver aging and risk of crashing, dying, and causing death Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley Berkeley CA 2001-02-05 Mon 4
Why Does So Much “Research” Not Increase Understanding? Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley Berkeley CA 2001-02-05 Mon 3
Gender and Age Influence on Fatality Risk from the Same Physical Impact Determined Using Two-Car Crashes Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) Chicago IL 2000-10-03 Tue 2
Human harm from traffic crashes:- What Do We Know? How Do We Know It? What Can We Do? University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL 2000-09-21 Thu 1