April 2015 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

ADTSEA awarded $100,000 Michelin/FIA Teen Road Safety Grant

Michelin and FIA - Beyond the Driving Test Campaign

Distraction and Teen Crashes: Even Worse than We Thought

NRSF Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Safety on the Road

U.S. DOT Launches First-Ever National Tween Seat Belt Advertising Campaign 

Accept the Challenge – Register Today! Seat Belts Save Challenge!

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month May 2015

St. Cloud State University Continuing Studies

Upcoming Events

WDTSEA Annual Conference
April 17-18, 2015

OPI/MTEA Annual Conference
April 26-28, 2015

Utah State Meeting
April 27th, 2015

MEDTSEA Annual Conference
May 1st, 2015

TDTSA Annual Conference
May 1-2, 2015

IHSCDEA Annual Conference
May 6-8, 2015

IN-DEA Annual Conference
May 15th, 2015

NSSP Annual Conference
July 10-13, 2015

ADTSEA Annual Conference
Jul 12-15, 2015

WTSEA Annual Conference
Oct 9-10, 2015

CASE Annual Conference
Oct 10, 2015

SCDTSEA Annual Conference
Nov 21, 2015

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ADTSEA awarded $100,000 Michelin/FIA Teen Road Safety Grant

INDIANA, PA / ACCESSWIRE / March 26, 2015 / ADTSEA, the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association, has been named winner of the first $100,000 Michelin/FIA Teen Road Safety Grant. ADTSEA is the professional association representing traffic safety educators throughout the United States and abroad.

The award was announced by Michelin, a global designer, manufacturer and seller of tires for every type of vehicle, and Federation Internationale de l'Automobile(FIA), the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world's leading motoring organizations from 134 countries on five continents. Read more here.

Michelin and FIA - Beyond the Driving Test Campaign


Automobile accidents are the No. 1 killer of teens in America, with 5,000 deaths each year.[1] What’s more, of the 2.2 million accidents per year among inexperienced drivers, 12 percent can be attributed to tire related issues, such as insufficient tread or pressure.[2] That's why it's critical that driver’s education programs offer instruction on tire maintenance and safety.

Because many of these accidents are preventable, Michelin and FIA have joined together to launch a campaign, Beyond the Driving Test, to raise awareness of tire maintenance and safety. This campaign makes available resources designed to initiate conversation between educators and teens, parents and teens, and among teen drivers and their peers. The two organizations are working with national groups and state organizations to meet the goal of having all 50 states include some form of tire safety information in their individual driver’s education curricula by 2020.

For more information and free resources, visit: http://beyondthedrivingtest.com/

Distraction and Teen Crashes: Even Worse than We Thought
Unprecedented Look into the Causes of Teen Crashes by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2015) – The most comprehensive research ever conducted into crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely much more serious a problem than previously known, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The unprecedented video analysis finds that distraction was a factor in nearly 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes, which is four times as many as official estimates based on police reports.

Researchers analyzed the six seconds leading up to a crash in nearly 1,700 videos of teen drivers taken from in-vehicle event recorders. The results showed that distraction was a factor in 58 percent of all crashes studied, including 89 percent of road-departure crashes and 76 percent of rear-end crashes. NHTSA previously has estimated that distraction is a factor in only 14 percent of all teen driver crashes. Read more here.

NRSF Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest

INDIANA TEEN WINS CHICAGO AUTO SHOW’S “DRIVE SAFE CHICAGO” PSA CONTEST

16-year-old Rachel Diaz wins $2,000 from The National Road Safety Foundation and chance to work with Emmy-winning producer to create video that airs nationwide.

CHICAGO,  A high school junior from Portage, Ind. has been named winner of the first Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest, sponsored by the Chicago Auto Show and The National Road Safety Foundation, a non-profit group that promotes safe driving.

The contest invited teens to submit ideas for a 30-second video public service announcement that reminds viewers not to drive distracted.Rachel Diaz, 16, a junior at Porter County Career Center in Valparaiso, Ind. receives a $2,000 award from The National Road Safety Foundation.  She also will work with an Emmy Award-winning TV producer to turn her winning script into a finished ad that will air nationwide.  The winning spot will debut on the social media video wall at the Chicago Auto Show. Read more here. See the Final PSA here.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Calls Kill​​ – Hands free is not risk free
Eighty percent of American drivers believe hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone. But that is just not the case. More than 30 studies show hands-free devices are no safer because the brain remains distracted by the conversation. When talking on a cell phone, drivers can miss seeing up to half of what's around them, such as traffic lights, stop signs and pedestrians.​ Read more here.

Safety on the Road

Driving is a privilege that comes with a shared responsibility of safety.
In 2011 alone, motor vehicle crashes claimed more than 35,000 lives.
What are the leading concerns? According to Injury Facts 2014, the Council’s annual report on unintentional injuries, the three biggest causes of fatalities on the road include:

    1. Alcohol (30.8%)
    2. Speeding (30%)
    3. Distracted driving (26%)


​​With advancements in cell phone technology, distracted driving has been an increasing and misunderstood trend. In fact, findings from a recent NSC public opinion poll indicate 80% of drivers across America incorrectly believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone.
Learn why distracted driving, regardless if it's hands-free or handheld, is a dangerous threat to roadway safety. Read more here.

U.S. DOT Launches First-Ever National Tween Seat Belt Advertising Campaign Ads encourage parents to 'Never Give Up Until They Buckle Up'
WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it’s first-ever, national advertising campaign aimed at parents of children ages 8-14 to make sure their kids are consistently and properly wearing their seat belt every time the car is moving.

“Buckling up is an important habit to instill in children at a young age. As parents, we need to lead by example and reinforce the message to make sure it sticks,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “This campaign urges parents to never give up until their kids buckle up.” Read the article here.

Accept the Challenge – Register Today!
Seat Belts Save Challenge!
What is the Seat Belts Save Challenge?
The 2015 National Organizations of Youth Safety (NOYS) Seat Belts Save Challenge is a four-week campaign designed to educate teen drivers about the dangers of riding in a car without wearing a seat belt, and increase the number of teens who regularly wear a seat belt while driving or riding in a car. Participating schools can win recognition from the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and coverage in national media. Read more here.

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month May 2015

Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States and a leading cause of death in countries around the world. Youth-led campaigns like Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM) promote safe teen driving through a peer-to-peer model. Read more here.

St. Cloud State University
Continuing Studies

Driver Education Teacher Preparation
Traffic Safety Education (TSE) Courses
2015 Summer Block I Calendar
NOW 90% ONLINE, D2L!
10% INTERACTIVE TELEVISION, ITV!
              
DRIVER EDUCATION LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
(13 credits)
See SCSU web pages for more TSE information here or here.

Students who are seeking Driver Education licensure to teach in Minnesota Public, or Private Schools must successfully complete the following courses (required core of 13 credits):  Now all the TSE courses are 90% on-line, located on (D2L) Desire To Learn and 10% (6 sessions) ITV.  Work at your own pace, on your own time, from your computer to complete the driver education licensure program. 




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