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Kentucky Lifesavers Conference

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The Kentucky Lifesavers Conference has been rescheduled for April 17 – 20, 2023, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. Day 1 will offer preconference training with the opening general session starting on Day 2. The conference will offer over 30 training events, time with vendors and sponsors, and state and national speakers. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound and fiscally responsible transportation system that delivers economic opportunity and enhances the quality of life in Kentucky.

The purpose of the conference is to prevent deaths and injuries on Kentucky’s roadways by bringing together a combination of education, emergency services, enforcement, engineering, and transportation safety warriors to share best practices, research, and innovations that are proven to work. The conference will provide information on both successful programs and emerging issues to individuals and also provide opportunities for networking, discussion, and information sharing.


The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety in partnership with an Executive Committee of professionals representing the four Es (engineering, education, emergency services, and enforcement) are developing a series of webinars to bring together best practices, research and innovations to the transportation industry. These webinars will be offered once a month (3rd Tuesdays at 9 a.m.).  These sessions provide a glimpse of the great sessions you will see at the 2023 Kentucky Lifesavers Conference. Participants will receive one professional development hour (PDH) for each session they attend. We look forward to you joining the discussion.


Webinar Series

May 18, 2021 - Effective Communication during COVID

Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Thomas Lockridge, will discuss how the Kentucky TSRP Program has adapted during COVID. Tom will describe many of the innovative programs that he and the Kentucky State Police TSRP, Aaron Ann Cole, have brought to the police and prosecutors of Kentucky during this unique moment in our history.


Thomas Lockridge has been the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor at the Unified Prosecutorial System in Kentucky since January 2018. Tom served as the Commonwealth Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Kentucky from 1990 until he retired in August 2016. He was President of the Commonwealth’s Attorneys Association in 1997-1998 and received the Carroll M. Redford Award as “Outstanding Kentucky Prosecutor” in 1995. The Kentucky Attorney General honored Tom as the “Outstanding Commonwealth’s Attorney” in 1997 and in 1996 he was named “Outstanding Young Lawyer” by the Kentucky Bar Association. Tom currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Kentucky Impaired Driving Task Force and is a member of the Kentucky CDL Advisory Committee.



Chad Traylor is currently the Assistant Chief of Administration for the Lexington Fire Department. During his 18 year career with the Department he has served the community as a firefighter/paramedic throughout Fayette County.  Chief Traylor has held the positions of Special Operations Commander, Chief of Planning and Prevention and EMS Commander where he  started the Lexington Fire Department’s Community Paramedicine Team.


Motor vehicle crashes continue to be a leading cause of death for children. The best protection for a child during a collision is a properly installed and used child restraint. Caregivers rely on car seat check events and appointments to ensure their child is buckled up correctly, however during the pandemic in-person car seat appointments and events were difficult to do. This webinar will highlight virtual car seat check appointments, and show how they are successful in being able to continue to provide life-saving education to families- and how this new virtual option is changing child passenger safety education for the better!

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Kinzie Evrard is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. She is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor and has worked closely with child passenger safety initiatives for 20 years. Kinzie is a Coordinator of Injury Prevention with Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness and the Coordinator of Safe Kids Louisville Coalition.  

June 15, 2021 - Occupant Protection Initiatives

Join us as KOHS discusses initiatives such as Buckle Up, Phone Down, Local Heroes campaign, and Click It or Ticket/Night Time Seat Belt Enforcement.

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Nate Dean is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Geography, and the University of Texas at Dallas with a post-graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He is currently the Occupant Protection Coordinator, and prior to that the Traffic Records Coordinator, both for Kentucky Office of Highway Safety. He has served with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety since 2007.


Erin Eggen is a Federal Program Specialist for the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety where she manages the marketing and advertising of highway safety awareness and enforcement campaigns. A native Kentuckian, Erin is a 1998 graduate of Murray State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. Erin lives with her husband, Brandon, and 7-year-old son, Austin, in Shelbyville, Kentucky. 

July 20, 2021 - Vulnerable Road Users 

More information coming soon.



Kentucky Child Passenger Safety Conference



 TO Register:

Kentucky Child Passenger Safety Virtual Conference
May 17th 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
May 18th 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Zoom meeting link:

If you need to cancel your registration, use our online form or call (502) 629-1234, option 4.


For more information, contact Sharon Rengers, [email protected]