William Van Tassel, PhD

William Van Tassel, PhD, is the manager of driver training programs at AAA’s national office in Heathrow, Florida, where he also is three-time chair of the Association of National Stakeholders for Traffic Safety Education, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). He has published peer-reviewed articles in various journals relating to public health and safety. AAA.com


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