April 2017 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

2017 Election Results

Attention ADTSEA Members

2017 ADTSEA Conference

NSSP Conference

ADTSEA / Michelin Tire Safety Pre-Conference Workshop at ADTSEA Conference

Michelin Drives Tire Safety Action with AAMVA Best Practices Update

ADTSEA Academy

ADED Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation


Behind The Wheel with ADHD

Distracted Drivers Awareness

Take the Focused Driver Challenge

Serious Crash Often a Wake-Up Call for Teen Drivers

New Corporate Member

We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members

Upcoming Events

Apr 7-8,2017

Apr 21-22, 2017

Apr 23-25,2017

Apr 27-29,2017

May 2017

May 6, 2017

May 8-11,2017

Jul 14-17,2017

July 16-19, 2017

Oct 13 014, 2017

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2017 Election Results
The ADTSEA office would like to thank everyone who participated and extend our congratulations to those elected.

President Elect: Mark Lee, MN
Secretary/Treasurer: Gary Scott, KS
NE Board of Directors: Gabriella Netsch, VT
NW Board of Directors: Gary Roylance, UT
NC Board of Directors: Robin Bordner, MI
SE Board of Directors: Greg Mangan, TN
SW Board of Directors: Genny Claxton, CA
SC Board of Directors: Kevin Makal, TX

Thank you for your continued support of ADTSEA.

Attention ADTSEA Members:
The 2017 ADTSEA Conference July 16-19, 2017 is just around the corner! Information regarding host outings and registration will be going out to members very soon.
It has come to our attention that the California State Fair is occurring in Sacramento, CA,  July 14-30, 2017. Information regarding the fair can be found at http://www.castatefair.org/home/

If you are planning on attending the 2017 ADTSEA conference and are reserving a room at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West or any of the nearby hotels, please reserve your room as early as possible.  Reservation details are below. If you are in need of an accessible room- please notify the hotel when making reservations as there are a limited amount of rooms available.

2017 ADTSEA Conference

We look forward to seeing everyone in Sacramento, CA. 
Mark your calendar for July 16 – 19, 2017.

Online Reservations

Group Code is ADTSEA

If you need special accommodations at the hotel, please let the hotel staff know when you register for your hotel room.

ADTSEA Conference Registration Form

Parking at hotel is $9 per day. Super Shuttle to hotel is $17

NSSP Conference - July 14-17, 2017
The National Student Safety Program (NSSP) exists for youth to develop leadership, positive relationships, and programs that help to reduce death and injury on our nation’s highways through traffic safety education.  NSSP celebrates 60 proud years of providing youth with an annual opportunity to share teen developed programs.  We invite you to be a part of this exciting conference.

Meet teens that have developed great programs and projects that are working in their communities.  Feel their excitement and get engaged—teach, learn and share projects.  Get recognized by nominating your group, project and/or outstanding individuals in the NSSP Awards Program and win awards for your outstanding efforts.  Keep doing the right thing by helping peers make the right choices and educating others with your knowledge. 

Value and challenge yourself--push your potential to the limit.  The conference will motivate you to create, develop and implement prevention programs.  Make new friends and build your own network of resources.  Exercise and strengthen your leadership skills.
The conference agenda will get you to actively participate in a fun and exciting way.  Hear keynote speakers, experts and student presenters.  Enjoy small group discussions, icebreakers and energizers. Enjoy the opening social event, awards and celebration event.  Make new friends and be inspired!

 NSSP Conference Registration
Attending the three-day conference is only $275, which includes six meals.  (Hotel lodging is not included.)  Go to the NSSP website at www.nssp.org and download the registration forms,the NSSP Student Handbook, and the NSSP Awards Program information. Early registration deadline is  June 1, 2017. Special one-day conference rate of $100 is available for teens from Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Montana and Idaho.

ADTSEA / Michelin Tire Safety Pre-Conference Workshop at ADTSEA Conference

ADTSEA will be conducting a free tire safety workshop to driver education instructors prior to the ADTSEA Conference in Sacramento, California on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. Participants will receive a free copy of the ADTSEA Curriculum and a free set of Michelin tires will be given away. Lunch and giveaways will be provided as well. The workshop is limited to 30 attendees. You must register for the conference to attend.

For more information go to: http://www.adtsea.org/ADTSEA%202017%20Conference.html

To register click here.

Michelin Drives Tire Safety Action with AAMVA Best Practices Update
Michelin and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the global governing body for motorsports, have secured the commitments of 40 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to include standard tire-safety information in driver’s manuals as part of Michelin’s award-winning Beyond the Driving Test program.  The 40-state achievement comes as the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), which represents officials in states, provinces and territories engaged in the administration and enforcement of driver and motor vehicle laws in the United States and Canada, releases its updated Best Practices for its members to include consistent language for proper tire pressure and tread depth. 

  • Download the AAMVA recommendation here.
  • See the 40 states that are committed to tire safety on our nation’s roadways here
  • Download the ADTSEA tire safety curriculum here.


 Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 to 17-year olds.  Driver education and training provides information, skills and attitudes designed to produce safer drivers who are less likely to be involved in crashes.

ADTSEA Online Parent Seminar Webinar:
ADTSEA will be holding a series of webinars to help driver education programs, states and parents learn more about the ADTSEA Online Parent Seminar.

This webinar will be held: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern Time.
The Parent Seminar is designed to help parents and guardians:

  • learn about the risks of driving and how to conduct effective risk-management of their teen driver;
  • decide whether or not their teen is ready to drive;
  • model safe driving behavior; and
  • access state specific Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) information easily.

Benefits to Parents:
Learning to drive can be a scary and stressful experience for both teens and parents.
This self-paced online course can help prepare parents for this critical time in their teen’s life. It will help ease parents into their teen’s learning-to-drive experience, show how to conduct effective risk-management and describe restrictions that can be placed on the teen in an effort to ensure their safety.

Benefits to Driver Education programs and States:
Provides an alternative to in-person Parent/Guardian Seminars.

Parent/Guardian Seminars are difficult for some parents/guardians to attend and mandatory seminars are challenging to require. This seminar provides an online self-paced alternative to educate parents/guardians on how to manage their teens’ risk during the learning-to-drive experience.

This webinar is limited to 50 participants

If you are interested in participating in the April 18, 2017 webinar, please register here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Log in to The ADTSEA Academy
ADTSEA Parent/Guardian Teen Learning-to-Drive Risk-Management Online Seminar Now Available! For more information click here. For a brochure click here.


Denver, CO   (DSAA)                                        April 28-29, 2017
Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation 15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Speakers: Jenny Nordine
Course designed for individuals new to the field of driver rehabilitation. Topics include: program development, driver training, adaptive driving equipment and program documentation. Course will also emphasize collaboration with mobility dealers and consumers and families.
Contact ADED 866-672-9466   Register online: www.aded.net

Albuquerque, NM                                                         July 28-29, 2017
Traffic Safety for the Driver Rehabilitation Specialist 
15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Speakers: Jan Stephanides and Sally Sullivan
This two-day course is designed to educate Traffic Safety Principles and practices to those Driver Rehabilitation Specialists who have a more clinical background.  In this course, information will be shared that is typically inherent in the Traffic Safety/ Driver Education fields. Information to be gained from this program includes defensive driving and collision avoidance techniques, strategies for teaching vehicle maneuverability, design of a driver education course and how to determine number of sessions needed for training. In addition, discussion of how human factors impact evaluation, training and communication of the information needed by the customer will be addressed.
Contact ADED 866-672-9466   Register online: www.aded.net

Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline: April 28, 2017

Albuquerque, NM                                                         July 28-29, 2017
The Impact of Disabilities, Vision & Aging and their Relationship to Driving
Speakers: Nathalie Drouin and Michele Luther-Krug 15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Course designed for driver education and allied health professionals who wish to apply their knowledge of the different types and levels of disabilities to the driving task.
Contact ADED 866-672-9466   Register online: www.aded.net

Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline: April 28, 2017

Albuquerque, NM                                                         July 30-August 1, 2017
ADED Annual Conference and Exhibits                                              
Multiple ADED and AOTA hours offered! Professionals specializing in the field of Driver Rehabilitation meet annually for continuing education through workshops, seminars, and hands on learning. Earn contact hours for CDRS renewal and advance your career in the field of Driver Rehabilitation. A variety of pre-conference workshops will also be offered. 
Contact ADED 866-672-9466   Register online: www.aded.net

Crescent Scholarship Application Deadline: April 28, 2017

In Honor of Frank Kenel                                                                       

ADTSEA Logo.jpgThe American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association’s (ADTSEA) Teacher Excellence Award (TEA) sponsored by TheNational Road Safety Foundation (NRSF), honors outstanding driver and traffic safety educators.

The non-profit National Road Safety Foundation has been a strong supporter of driver education throughout its more than 50 years. NRSF produces and distributes, at no charge, educational films, teaching manuals and public service campaigns for use by professionals in driver education, traffic safety, public health and law enforcement.  More than a million copies of the Foundation's films and materials have been distributed nationwide. Based in New York City, NRSF was founded in 1962 by Fraydun Manocherian, who as a teen, lost two friends to a drunk driver.  For more information, visit www.nrsf.org or contact Michelle Anderson at 212-837-4854.

Candidates are nominated by an ADTSEA state-affiliate or regional director for outstanding teaching and service to driver and traffic safety education. Nominees must be a current ADTSEA member and an active member of their ADTSEA affiliated state or regional association for the past 4 years.  Each ADTSEA state-affiliate may nominate one person for the TEA.  ADTSEA members, from states not affiliated with ADTSEA, can be nominated by the regional director from the member’s region. Each state can only have one nominee.  All nominees should be high quality teachers who deliver high quality driver education programs.

All TEA candidates will be recognized during the conference. Applications will be reviewed by the TEA committee and those individuals who are determined to be TEA recipients will be recognized and honored by their peers and will receive a stipend and plaque from ADTSEA. In addition, TEA recipients will receive a special identification name badge to wear during the conference.

Each nominee must complete and submit the form, Nomination for Teacher Excellence Award, as well as a resume', Power Point program demonstrating your innovation in teaching, and written responses to questions.  Signatures by ADTSEA State or Regional affiliates officers are required.  Submissions may be mailed electronically to rich@dtsconsulting.info or postal mailed to Rich Hanson, 8116 SW Cedarcrest Street, Portland, OR 97223-1227.  All materials are due May 15, 2017. Teacher Excellence Award documents may be accessed here.

TEA award recipients are expected to present in one Secondary Division Session during the annual ADTSEA Conference by showcasing effective teaching strategies, skills development, and/or lesson ideas for classroom and/or in-car instruction that enhances the learner’s knowledge and/or skills in driver and traffic safety education, promotes national standards in traffic safety, and/or promotes traffic safety within the school and community.

We hope many people will promote the activity and help showcase great teachers. For additional information please feel free to contact Rich Hanson, facilitator, 503-502-8768, rich@dtsconsulting.info.

Behind The Wheel with ADHD
Behind the Wheel with ADHD is offering a Spring Rate exclusive only to ADTSEA members. The webinar normally costs $150. We have gotten some input from members regarding the need for this education but also the difficult time they have carving out the 2 hours it requires and the fact that their busiest time of the year is June, July and August and they would like to get this education prior to the summer.

Therefore, we are going to offer a Spring rate of $75 for ADTSEA members only.

The dates are: April 11th, and May 9th all beginning at 10am Central running for 2 hours.

The link to register is: http://behindthewheelwithadhd.com/register-for-the-adtsea-member-webinar/

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Ann Shanahan
ADHD/Executive Functioning Coach
Co-Author of "Behind the Wheel with ADHD"

Distracted Drivers Awareness

Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. NSC wants empower you to put safety first and Just Drive.
Resources to Share


Create awareness in your workplace, your home or community by sharing the distracted driving message. NSC offers infographics, a poster, fact sheet and a number of social media-friendly graphics.

Take the Focused Driver Challenge

Pledge to drive cell free. You can pledge to your children or other loved ones that you will be an attentive driver. Share your pledge on social media if you'd like.

Serious Crash Often a Wake-Up Call for Teen Drivers
They slow down and drive less aggressively after an accident, monitoring finds No matter how often teenagers are told to drive safely, some might not heed that advice until they are involved in a crash, new research suggests.

The study included 254 teens, ages 16 and 17, who were participating in a driving study. Their cars were equipped with cameras and a device to measure acceleration, and researchers analyzed their driving habits.

The investigators found that among teens who were involved in a severe collision -- defined as "police-reportable" and causing major damage, airbag deployment, injury or a rollover -- there was an immediate change in their driving habits.

Rapid acceleration -- a sign of risky driving -- dropped by 34 percent, the findings showed. Read more here.

New Corporate Member
ADTSEA would like to welcome our newest corporate member-
Virtual Driver Interactive. VDI will be exhibiting at the 2017 AD0TSEA Conference in Sacramento so please stop by and welcome them!

Virtual Driver Interactive (VDI) is well known in the simulation industry for its vision of innovative, simulation-based training.  VDI enables school officials to teach the critical skills essential to safe driving while also deterring distracted or impaired driving – all without putting the student in danger!  For more information about VDI’s effective simulation driver training solutions, please visit www.driverinteractive.com or come by our booth for a live demonstration!

Pam LeFevre
Vice President of Marketing

We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members:

Professional Level:

Shelia Williams (NC)
Michael Jacobs (IL)
Cheryl Eaglin (NC)
Clarence Hedgepeth, Jr. (NC)
Veronica Saunders (NC)
Nathaniel Thomas (NC)
Dewey Knight (NC)
William McLean (NC)
Brad Davis (OR)
Dawn Davis (OR)
Paul Davis (OR)
Sharon DuBeau (OR)
Joe Foteff (OR)
Thad Foulk (OR)
Kristie Gladhill (OR)
Teresa Green-Hite (OR)
Jeff Grenier (WA)
Rob Griffes (OR)
Valerie Johnson (OR)
Cathy Kay (OR)
Dominique Kuzmaak (OR)
Neal Wade (OR)
Kelsey Quinn (OR)
Mary Ann Rasschke (OR)
Mark Rhodes (OR)
Sharon Rothacker (OR)
Louie Sloan (OR)
Tim Zielke (OR)
Max Altman (NC)
Jeff Atkinson (NC)
Sheila Bazemore (NC)

Raymond Brooks (NC)
Tricia Carson Meyers (NC)
Mary Coble (NC)
Vertha Jean Dixon Wright (NC)
Cynthia Giles (NC)
Robin Green (NC)
David Hawkins (NC)
Barry Hall Hester (NC)
Pamela Hester (NC)
Carolyn Hunter (NC)
Troy Lee (NC)
Carol Mayberry (NC)
Carol Lynn Mills (NC)
Robert Ostrowski (NC)
Donald Rouse (NC)
Nancy Sheehan (VA)
Robert Smart (VA)
Abolfazl Soroush (VA)
James Sumner (GA)
Josh Turner (GA)
Carol Ward (NC)
Carol Wilkins (NC)
Ralph McKenzie (GA)
Pamela Skubic (IL)
Sherron Evans (NC)
Dale Ludwig (ND)
Henry Alston (NC)
James Condrey (NC)
Thomas Davis (NC)
Daniel Griffee (NC)
Barbara Tatum (NC)

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