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Special Event: VASITE Traffic Bowl

December 05, 2019 at 10:00 AM December 05, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
988 Dairy Road
Ruckersville, VA 22968

VASITE Members and Guests,

Do you like to watch videos of things going Kaboom, Kapow, Z-zwap, and Crash?? If so, we have a an upcoming special event just for you!

This event has been organized to host our 2020 Traffic Bowl Playoffs to see which college team will represent our section at the 2020 Southern District Traffic Bowl competition.  We have coordinated a special exclusive demonstration of the Insurance Institutes crash track (i.e. we’re going to watch a crash test of a full size vehicle!)

As many of you know, the Southern District meeting in 2020 has shifted to be combined with ITE International Meeting and Exhibition in New Orleans, LA August 9-12, 2020.  Due to our district not being able to host a Traffic Bowl as is typical at our SDITE Annual Meeting (so that the Southern District winner can represent us at the ITE International meeting), the Southern District Traffic Bowl will be conduct at the 2020 SDITE Student Leadership Summit. Due to all these scheduling changes, we must hold our VASITE Traffic Bowl competition this fall.

VASITE is excited to host this 2019 Special Event on December 5th, 2019 at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Ruckersville, Virginia. This event will include tours of the facility as well as a demonstration of the crash track.

The event will start at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 5th, 2019. The event will begin with a special session consisting of the tours and demonstrations at IIHS. Lunch will be provided with an afternoon Technical Presentation followed by the Traffic Bowl - ITE's annual competition of student chapter teams competing to determine which team will represent our section at the 2020 SDITE Student Leadership Summit February 28 – March 1st at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • Registration for this event is FREE; but we do request that you RSVP your attendance intention to [email protected] so we can ensure that we have enough food for everyone.

The event is intended to be a day activity, however if you do choose to stay overnight, the hotel recommended by our IIHS hosts is the Holiday Inn Express (located 5 miles north of Charlottesville airport; the closest hotel to IIHS). Mention IIHS when you call or use the keyword "IIHS" for the online booking tool. There are a few restaurants adjacent to the hotel.

Make your plans now to join us for this awesome demonstration of engineering in action, discussions on transportation, and to support our student engineers! Please don’t forget to RSVP your attendance  you have any questions, please contact Wes Parker, [email protected]