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Leonard Evans is an internationally renowned traffic safety expert who holds a doctorate in physics from Oxford University, England. He has presented traffic-safety lectures, including 22 Keynote Addresses, in 30 countries. His 190 publications include Traffic Safety (2004) and his distinctly different earlier book Traffic Safety and the Driver (1991). Traffic Safety is used in more than 50 countries, including as a college course text in many, including many US universities.
Dr Evans' research has received awards from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine, the International Traffic Medicine Association, the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and General Motors.
He has been president (and later president-emeritus) of the International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA) and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), the only individual to have headed both organizations. He is president of Science Serving Society, a one-man organization he formed in 2000 to continue research and other professional activities after completing a 33-year research career with GM.
Dr. Evans was a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer (2001-2), and recipient of the Society of Automotive Engineer’s Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award (2005, and also 2006). He is a fellow of the SAE, a fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.