General Session Talk Show

Risk, Safety, Liability and Reliability
Monday, May 5
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

“Snowy Roads Lead To Fatal Truck Accident”
“Help! A Snowplow Wrecked My Car”
“Can I Sue The City For A Car Accident Due To Icy Roads?”
“Pileup On A Snowy Highway: Who Pays?”

Many agencies believe they have little to no liability for accidents caused by snow plow activity or wintry weather conditions. However, an agency can be found to have “contributory negligence” in the event of an accident that occurred on property or roads they were in charge of safely maintaining.
Across North America the question of who is liable for winter weather accidents is being challenged in courts. In Ontario, Canada an appeals court ruling upheld a $4.5 million judgment against roadway maintenance agencies for an "under-maintained" highway. Meanwhile, in the United States, where most of the winter maintenance regulations are set by local authorities, the trend is more and more towards anti-icing which attempts to prevent ice from ever forming. However, what happens if your winter maintenance plan states you are going to anti-ice and slippery roads cause crashes?
So how do you know what the situation is for your agency? How does your winter maintenance plan fit into your protection plan?  When do you have to pay?  Why do service levels matter?  Join us for this interactive general session to learn what you can do to keep your agency safe.

Closing General Session

Steve Gilliland – Enjoy the Ride
Tuesday May 6
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame and recognized by his peers as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, Steve Gilliland can be heard daily alongside Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Cosby on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA and Blue Collar Radio. As one newspaper stated, “Steve is what happens when the humor of Ron White collides with the inspiration of Zig Ziglar.”
In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Steve is an accomplished author, which is supported by his bestselling book Enjoy The Ride being on the publisher’s best-seller list for seven consecutive years and being named Author of the Year in 2010.
Steve has built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up using the same philosophy he relays to his audiences: If you continually learn more about your company, your industry, your customer and yourself, you will always be a leader. You will be purpose-driven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference.
Fasten your seat belt and ENJOY THE RIDE as one of North America’s most entertaining and motivational speakers uses side-splitting humor and reality-tested techniques to reveal the best way to face conflicting demands in an unforgiving world. This speech is straight-forward, clear and easy-to-grasp, yet extremely profound. You're sure to be talking about this keynote long after you leave Cincinnati!