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Leonard Evans is an internationally renowned traffic safety expert with a doctorate in physics from Oxford University, England. He has presented traffic-safety lectures, including 22 Keynote Addresses, in 32 of the 60 countries he has visited.
His 201 publications include Traffic Safety and the Driver (1991) and the distinctly different Traffic Safety (2004). Both books have received rave reviews and been repeatedly called classics. Traffic Safety is used in more than 50 countries, as a college course text in many, including US universities.
Dr. Evans' research has received awards from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA), the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), the International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and General Motors (GM).
He has been president of ITMA and 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 SAE’s Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award (2005, and also 2006). He is a fellow of the SAE, a fellow of HFES, a fellow of the AAAM, President Emeritus of the ITMA, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.