The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) U in the Driver Seat (UDS) education and outreach program held its virtual 2020 UDS Symposium Oct. 7–9. Now in its eighth year, the symposium raises awareness about the leading cause of death for young adults ages 18–25 — traffic crashes. This year’s theme was “recharge to save lives on our roads.”
The UDS program was created to reduce the number of impaired driving injuries and deaths of college-aged students. This peer-to-peer initiative was inspired by the highly successful Teens in the Driver Seat® program, which began nearly 20 years ago and is aimed at reducing the large number of teen injuries and deaths due to car crashes. The UDS program is the first organization of its kind to host a virtual traffic safety event for both students and traffic safety professionals.