The Association

The Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education (ANSTSE) also referred to as the "Association", is an Association of Stakeholders based on the premise that a voluntary consensus-seeking association, involving a diverse group of stakeholders, can successfully identify and advocate areas of common ground. This Association is not a regulatory body nor does it replace the roles of the any member groups, Government, commercial or business entities.

The Association was formed in 2009 as a result of publication of the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS) referred to as the Administrative Standards. The Administrative Standards were developed by representatives from the driver education professional community with assistance from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Administrative Standards were finalized in 2009 to define the future of driver education and assist in improving the delivery of driver education programs nationally.

Mission

The Mission of this Association is to:

Promote the implementation of the Administrative Standards and keep the standard document and all subsequent Standards as living documents by providing a process to review and update Standards.

Act in an advisory capacity to support shared decision-making as a community to identify areas of common ground and consensus to support the Administrative Standards.

Encourage and strengthen support for shared decision-making throughout the Driver Education community to promote implementation of the Administrative Standards.

Provide support in terms of lessons learned and experience to any state leadership that needs assistance in implementation of these or any subsequent Standards that the association recognizes.

Identify and make recommendations concerning areas of the Driver Education process and delivery that need to be refined, researched, validated, revised, and standardized to promote the Administrative Standards.

Membership

The members of the Association are national organizations that are directly involved with the improvement of driver education and training at the national level. These organizations are:

the American Automobile Association (AAA), the Driver Education and Training Administrators (DETA),

   the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS) and
   the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)

the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA),

the Driving School Association of the Americas (DSAA),

   the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), and
   the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards

The Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS) represent the best efforts of professionals from a wide spectrum of interests to provide guidance that will enhance both the uniformity and professionalism of driver education across the Nation. The NTDETAS serve to guide all novice teen driver education and training programs in States striving to provide quality, consistent driver education and training.
These standards were created to serve as an anchor for State policies on driver education and training with the following understandings:

The goal of driver education and training is to transfer knowledge, develop skills, and enhance the disposition of the teen, so he/she can perform as a safe and competent driver, thereby contributing to the reduction of crashes, fatalities, and injuries.

Driver education and training should be an integral part of the GDL system.

Driver development should be a lifelong learning process.

Driver education and training should be a phased education process.

Driver education and training standards should help an organization be successful in administering and/or providing quality and uniform driver education and training, consistent with the latest advances in methodology, subject matter, and technology.

Any standard promulgated for driver education and training must be supported with a communication strategy for all stakeholders.

These administrative standards complete a set of three (3) guidance documents that will assist States in planning and implementing effective driver education systems. Together with the model curriculum developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) revised 2012, and the National Model Curriculum Standards introduced by the two organizations in 2006, these new administrative standards provide a comprehensive framework for State driver education systems. The framework follows a professional education approach, allowing flexibility for local conditions and efficiency for periodic technical updates, while promoting consistency and quality assurance across programs and among States.

Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards 2009 - Full
Attachment E – ADTSEA National Curriculum Standards 2006
Attachment F – Driving School Association of the Americas (DSAA)
Beginner Driver Education and Training Curriculum Content Standards 2009

More information on ANSTSE and the Administrative Standards can be found at: www.anstse.info