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Appendix B

Agenda

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Motorcycle Alcohol Methodology
Panel Meeting

Agenda – April 2002

Thursday, April 4th

8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

9:00

Welcome and Introductions of Participants

Robert Voas &
Richard Compton

9:05

Project Objectives – NHTSA’s Perspective

Marvin Levy

9:10

NHTSA’s Motorcycle Program

Joey Syner

9:15

Previous NHTSA Motorcycle Alcohol Research

Umesh Shankar

9:25

Project History, Initial Request for Additional References and Suggestions for Additional Methodologies

Scott McKnight

9:45

Overview of the Meeting Process and Outline of Background Report

James Fell

Discussion of Methodologies

10:00

This discussion will include methodologies and elements of methodologies already described in the Background Report, plus any suggested by panel members. Suggestions for alternative methodologies and elements of methodologies should be made during this discussion. The purpose of this discussion is to thoroughly understand ways in which to determine the effects of BAC levels on motorcycle operator impairment and to generate a list of strengths and weaknesses for each. Also discussed will be procedures used in each methodology, measures of effectiveness, data analysis techniques and promising research sites. The discussion will roughly follow the outline below.

Dr. Patricia Waller will serve as moderator for the remaining discussion

Outline of Possible Methodologies

10:10

Using FARS to collect Fatal Crash Data

 

10:20

Collection of Non-Fatal Crash Data

 

10:30

– Break –

 

10:45

Collection of Exposure Data

 

11:00

11:10
11:40

  • Classic Relative Risk Study

    Go-Team to Crash Site
    Go-Team to Emergency Room

 

Noon

– Lunch –

 

1:00 p.m.

  • Relative risk studies employing existing crash records

 

1:10
1:25
1:40

            Use of FARS data for a national study
            Use of FARS data for specific-state studies
            Use of State Crash Files

 

2:40

  • Other Methods

 

2:45
3:00

           Questionnaire surveys of riders
           Simulation

 

3:30

– Break –

 

3:45
4:00

           Closed Course Studies
           Others?

 

5:30 –
7:30 p.m.

Reception at PIRE

 

Thursday, April 4th

9:00 a.m.

Finish any incomplete discussion from Thursday

 

10:30

– Break –

 

10:45

Summarize Discussion

 

Noon

– Lunch –

 

Summarize Discussion and
Prioritize Alternative Methodologies

1:00 p.m.

In this portion of the meeting, we will record the basic methodologies and variants discussed in Thursday’s meeting. Participants will be given a form to individually assign priorities to methodologies based on likelihood of their providing the most useful and complete information. We will also make rough estimates of the cost of each methodology.

 

2:00

Where do we go from here?

 

3:00

Adjourn

 

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