April 2018 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

ADTSEA Elections

ADTSEA Conference 2018


SERA 2018

National Student Safety Program

Distracted Driving Month 2018

Traffic Safety Facts Annual Report Tables

National Work Zone Awareness Week

New State Law in Oregon 2019

ADED 2018 2 Day Course Schedule

Corporate member of the month

Save The Date

Newest ADTSEA Members

Upcoming Events

Apr 21st, 2018

Apr 22-24, 2018

Apr 26-28. 2018

May 2-4, 2018

CDE Teen Traffic Safety Event
May 4, 2018

Jul 20-23, 2018

Jul 22-25, 2018

Aug 10-14, 2018

Oct 2018

Oct 12-13, 2018

Oct 26-27, 2018

Nov 15-16, 2018

Nov 30, 2018

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ADTSEA Elections

2018 Election Results

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

President Elect: Bill Van Tassel, FL
Secretary/Treasurer: Gary Scott, KS
NE Board of Directors: Nancy Andrus, VT
NW Board of Directors: Bill Warner, OR
NC Board of Directors: Jennifer Sletten, MN
SE Board of Directors: Harold Fleming, NC
SW Board of Directors: Waynette Mitchell, HI
SC Board of Directors: Allyn Workman, MO

Thank you for your continued support of ADTSEA.

ADTSEA Conference 2018

The 2018 ADTSEA Conference, July 22-25, 2018 is just around the corner! Information regarding host outings and registration will be going out to members very soon.

If you are planning on attending the 2018 ADTSEA conference 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.

July 22 - 25, 2018
Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center

ADTSEA Conference 2018

By providing the group name “American Driver & Traffic Safety Education” or the group code “D18” reservations can be made by calling 1-877-337-5793.             
Please reserve your rooms early to insure availability.

ADTSEA 2018 Conference Registration Form

2018 Host Outing Information and Registration Form

Preconference Workshop Notice

Chicago Area Information

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise


Navy Pier

Chicago Guides

Millennium Park

Willis Tower


Cloud Gate

Millennium Park Summer Music Series Free Concert- July 24

Chicago Tours

Free things to do in Chicago

Chicago SummerDance

Chicago Riverwalk

Top 10 Things to Do Map

Rosemont Area Information

AAA Travel Guide for

Rosemont Things to Do

TripAdvisor Rosemont

Rosemont Travel Guide

Shopping info:

Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Casino info:

Rivers Casino

Golfing info:

Lake Park Golf Course

Forest Preserve Golf


















In Honor of Frank Kenel
The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association’s (ADTSEA) Teacher Excellence Award (TEA) sponsored by The National 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.

TEA Application 2018


SERA 2018
Award Banquet of the Southeast Region (SER) of America and Driver Traffic Safety Association (ADTSEA) on February 23, 2018 held at the Crown Reef Beach Resort, Myrtle Bach, South Carolina


National Student Safety Program
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 61 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!

Attending the four-day conference is only $300, which includes four meals.  (Hotel lodging is not included.)  Go to the NSSP website at www.adtsea.org and download the registration forms, the NSSP Student Handbook and the NSSP Awards Program information.   Early registration deadline is June 1, 2018.  Special one-day conference rate of $100 is available for teens from Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

Call for Workshops
NSSP showcases students and their projects that aim at safety.  These include highway safety topics (seat belts, pedestrian, bicycles, impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, graduated driver’s licensing, etc.), leadership skill building, and peer prevention topics (suicide, pregnancies, HIV, drug/alcohol use, eating disorders, conflict resolution, etc.) It is
highly desirable that the presentations be interactive.  Presenters must be students.  The deadline to submit workshop proposals to ADTSEA is May 1, 2018.  Go to www.adtsea.org  and download the NSSP Call for Proposals Form.


Distracted Driving Month 2018
Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. The latest statistics show motor vehicle fatalities are up 6% from 2015. More than 40,000 people were killed on our nation's roadways last year, and distracted driving is a major contributor. 

Each death is 100% preventable. From cell phones to dashboard infotainment systems to evolving voice command features – all pose a threat to our safety. Just one second of your attention is all takes to change a life forever. 

Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April is a united effort to recognize and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. Join us to help save lives. Read more here.


Traffic Safety Facts Annual Report Tables
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has deployed a dynamic and interactive online portal for its annual traffic safety report - Traffic Safety Facts: A Compilation of Motor Vehicle Crash Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and the General Estimates System.

The portal can be accessed here.

This portal gives users the ability to generate the numerous descriptive statistics about traffic crashes of all severities, from those that result in property damage to those that result in the loss of human life. This portal fulfils a long-standing need to be able to provide the tables in a timelier and easily accessible manner. The portal now incorporates the feature to output the tables in various popular formats (Excel, pdf, etc.) while also providing features to request versions of the tables both at the national and state levels, where applicable. In addition, users can also generate historic versions of the tables.

The 2016 Young Drivers Traffic Safety Factsheet
is available at here.

  • In the 15- to 20-year old age group, driver fatalities had almost no change from 1,903 in 2015 to 1,908 in 2016, but the number of licensed young drivers increased by 2.1 percent. 
  • Nine percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2016 were 15 to 20 years old.
  • Young drivers accounted for 5.4 percent of the total number of licensed drivers in the United States in 2016.
  • Of the young drivers killed with known restraint use, 47 percent were unrestrained at the time of the crashes in 2016.
  • Twenty-four percent of young drivers 15 to 20 years old who were killed in crashes in 2016 had blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of .01 g/dL or higher; 82 percent of those young drivers had BACs of .08 g/dL or higher.
  • In 2016, young drivers, male and female, were speeding at the time of the fatal crashes more than the other age groups with 32% compared to 31% for age 21-24 and 26% for age 25-34.


our roads safety partnership for responsible driving
National Work Zone Awareness Week
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 9 – 13, 2018. On average, over 700 fatalities occur in work zones each year. A work zone is an area where road construction, maintenance or utility work takes place. Safety for crews in work zones, as well as the vehicles that travel through them, is critically important. Drivers must be on watch for workers coming in and out of work zones, including flaggers who may be directing traffic patterns. Keep yourself and the people around you safe while traveling through them with these tips


New State Law in Oregon 2019
‘Hit-and-run’ law clarifies duties of drivers

If you think you may have hit something, you will be required to investigate and report it
If you are involved in a traffic crash, especially a serious one with injuries or fatalities,
the event is traumatic and sometimes tragic. It may be difficult at such times to
remember the legal duties of a driver or vehicle owner involved in a crash –
requirements intended for the safety of people involved in the crash, as well as other
motorists and pedestrians.
A new Oregon law taking effect Jan. 1, 2019, will expand and clarify the duties of drivers
in potential “hit-and-run” situations.

Oregon New Crash Law 2019


ADED 2018 2 Day Course Schedule

The Impact of Disability, Vision & Aging and their Relationship to Driving     June 1-2, 2018                                                                                             Phoenix AZ
15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered                                                                     
This 2-day continuing education course provides a broad overview of the driver rehabilitation process.  The course is designed for healthcare providers starting or advancing a driver rehabilitation program as well as those referring individuals to a program. Traffic safety/driver education professionals will benefit from the information that they can apply to their practice.  Topics include: acquired, congenital, developmental and progressive disabilities; age-related and visual impairments that affect driving; the driver assessment process; adaptive driving equipment and vehicle modifications and driver licensing issues.
Contact ADED: 866-672-9466
Register online: www.aded.net

Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation                                                             August 10-11, 2018
Richmond VA
15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered                                                                     
This 2-day course is designed for the new driving evaluator.  The skills and knowledge needed to establish an adaptive driving program or become a new staff member for an established program will be discussed and shared.  The course will also cover the following topics:  development of a clinical and on road evaluation, basic training techniques, introduction to adaptive equipment, best practices in documentation and interactions with equipment vendors. 
Contact ADED 866-672-9466
Register online: www.aded.net


Click here for ADED 2018 Conference Info & Registration


Corporate member of the month:

U-Haul International, Inc.




Phone: 602-760-4936

Email:    Tom Prefling tom_prefling@uhaul.com

               John Heiland john_heiland@uhaul.com


Save the Dates: 2019 ADTSEA Conference


July 21-24, 2019 Burlington, Vermont








We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members:

Corporate Level:

OS Brake, Inc.  OH

Professional Level:

David Berry GA                 

Kimberly Duelley TN

Yvonne Tammier MI

Tracy Ellis NC

Dale Hayashi   HI

Felicia Gaskin-Ivey NC

Nadine Barnes NC

Shanda Hannon NC

Dennis Bruce NC

Pamela Johnson NC

Chris Carroll NC

Robert Kierce  NC

Betsy Chappell NC                 

Lynn Kimble SC

William Corbin NC

Ray Wyatt NC

Robert Mayton NC

Barbara Adcock- Boltz NC

Kathy Allen NC

Alfreda Rhodes NC

David Webb NC

Doris Webb NC

Melodie Bagg NC

Deborah Burchfield NC

Joseph Davis NC    

Fredrick Dunston NC

Sylvester Fuller NC

Jim Gilreath NC

Nancy Hill NC

Leroy Holloway NC

Simeon Hutchinson NC

David Hill NC     

Gerald Miller NC

Vickey Lee NC

Raymond Reyes-Tirado NC

Richard Linyear NC

Tamara Thompson NC

Scot Lowe NC

Zack Nolette NC

Mike Rominger NC

Scott Sherrill NC

Mike Smith NC

Paris Grady NC

Justin Watson NC

Hasone McKenzie NC

Robert Lee NC

Joan Love NC

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