April 2019 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

Conference 2019

ADTSEA Election Results

ADTSEA 3.0 Curriculum Now Available for Download!

Spring 2019 Chronicle Released

ADTSEA Presentations at Regional and State Conferences

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month!

One Text or Call Could Wreck It All

One-Year Anniversary of NHTSA's Drug-Impaired Driving Prevention Initiative

Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrians, 2017 Data

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2019 Road Safety Art Contest

ADED Course Schedule

Distracted Driving Statistics and Research from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Volvo Says In-Car Cameras Will Monitor Drivers and Take Action to Prevent Distracted or Impaired Driving

Three in Four Americans Remain Afraid of Fully Self-Driving Vehicles

Bill Filed in Texas to Allow Parents to Teach Driver's Ed

Corporate Member of the Month

We would like to welcome our newest ADTSEA Members

 

Events

State Conferences

MDTSEA (MN)
Apr 5-6, 2019

WDTSEA
Apr 5-6, 2019

NCDTSEA
Apr 11-13, 2019

MTEA
Apr 28-30, 2019

IHSCDEA 
May 1-3, 2019

MDTSEA (MI)
May 11, 2019

Regional Conferences

NETSEA
Apr 12, 2019

National Conferences

ADTSEA
Jul 21-24, 2019

NSSP
Jul 20-22, 2019

ADED
Aug 9-13, 2019

If you have conference information that you would like posted in the newsletter and on the website, please contact the office.

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The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association.

 

Mark your Calendars!

2019 ADTSEA Conference
July 21-24, 2019
Burlington, Vermont

2019 NSSP Conference
July 19-22, 2019
Burlington, Vermont


A preliminary conference agenda has been added to the website. There will be two concurrent pre-conference workshops on Sunday, July 21 from 8 am – 12 pm. The workshops will be Behind-the-Wheel Teaching Theories, which will cover select topics from the ANSTSE Teaching and Learning Theories for BTW Course; and a Drug Trends and Impairment Symptomatology Workshop, with law enforcement Officer Jay Riggins, that will cover the latest trends in the use and abuse of both licit and illicit drugs and other chemicals. Best practices for the identification of use, raising awareness, and prevention will also be discussed. Information on host outings has also been added to the website. An evening outing for conference attendees includes a Dinner Cruise on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Host Outings are included on the conference registration form and can be paid through the ADTSEA office. ADTSEA now has online conference registration available or you can complete the printable registration form. Click here for more information on the conference. We hope to see you there!

Conference Flyer

Host Outings

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information

 

2019 Election Results
The ADTSEA office would like to thank everyone who participated and extend our congratulations to those elected.

President Elect: Bill Warner, OR
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: Brenda Carvalho, HI
SC Board of Directors: Richard Wilson, KS

Thank you for your continued support of ADTSEA.

 

ADTSEA 3.0 Curriculum Now Available for Download!
We have received some calls from members who are having challenges with the 3.0 Curriculum discs. We now have the HTML version of the curriculum available for download. If you have purchased a curriculum and would like us to send you the link for downloading please either email the office or call us at 724-801-8246. We also now have the HTML version curriculum available for purchase on a flash drive for $25.00 including shipping.

 

Spring 2019 Chronicle Released
The Spring 2019 Chronicle is available and in a new format.  The Chronicle features a two part article from Terry Kline, Ed.D from the 2019 Bishop Forum. The first part entitled “The Changing World of Traffic Safety Education” gives an overview of the history of traffic safety education and ADTSEA and the individuals who have helped lead it. The second part “The Changing World of Personal Transportation, Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Instructor Preparation” looks at how vehicles and driver education and training has changed and what we will see in the future. Click here for the Chronicle.

 

ADTSEA Presentations at Regional and State Conferences
ADTSEA members and Executive Director, Brett Robinson are busy presenting at regional and state conferences.

Recent Conferences

  • South East Region ADTSEA (SERA) Conference held February 22-23 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Carol Hardin, VA and Jo Ellen Suter, VA conducted a Behind-the-Wheel Teaching Theories Session covering Part III of the Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education (ANSTSE) Teacher Training materials. Brett Robinson presented on the State of Driver Education and A New Look at Parent/Guardian Seminars. ANSTSE has a current project to develop core elements of a parent / guardian session.
  • Pacific North West (PacNW Conference held March 1-3 in Portland, Oregon – Brett Robinson presented on A New Look at Parent / Guardian Seminars and Increasing Access. Session attendees were put into groups to have an open discussion on what they felt are the core elements of a parent session, how to deliver parent sessions and how to create access to parents to attend / participate in the session. The attendees provided great ideas and feedback.
  • Hawaii Workshop held March 16 in Honolulu, Hawaii – Brett Robinson presented on enhancing your classroom instruction with vehicle technology and gave an update on the national standards and parent/guardian seminars.

Future Conferences

  • Minnesota DTSEA Conference being held April 5-6 in Brainerd, Minnesota – Rich Hanson, OR and Robin Bordner, MI willconduct the Behind-the-Wheel Teaching Theories Session covering Part III of the ANSTSE Teacher Training materials.
  • North Carolina DTSEA Conference being held April 11-13 in Clemmons, North Carolina – Jo Ellen Suter, VA and Rich Hanson, OR will conduct the Behind-the-Wheel Teaching Theories Session covering Part III of the ANSTSE Teacher Training materials. Brett Robinson will present on A New Look at Parent/Guardian Seminars.

 

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month!
Distracted Driving Learning Activity
ADTSEA member, Carol Hardin, VA created a learning activity to demonstrate the difficulty and dangers of multitasking while driving.

Materials Needed:

  • Low balance beam (check with the physical education department) or place 2 strips of tape (painter’s tap works well) on the floor 4” apart and approximately 8’ long.
  • Stop watch
  • Pen and paper to note behaviors of student on the beam. (Consider developing a checklist of possible behaviors for the observation. Students can help do this.)

Description:

  • Have student text a sentence to someone while walking the balance beam. (The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog!)
  • Check for errors in the text.
  • Have a student time the walk.
  • Have another student/s observe and note loss of balance, stepping off the beam, speed, focus, etc.
  • You might also video students doing this activity and select ones that demonstrate the problems of multitasking.

 

One Text or Call Could Wreck It All
Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving. At any given moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010. Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on America’s roadways. Our youngest and most inexperienced drivers are most at risk, with 10% of all distracted driving crashes involving drivers under the age of 20. Click here for resources.

April 8-15, 2019 / National Enforcement Mobilization
U Drive - U Text - U Pay is a campaign centered on aiding law enforcement officers in their efforts to keep distracted drivers off the road. Distracted driving is a first offense in many states and continues to gain recognition across the nation as a deadly problem. This campaign is targeted to men and women 18 to 34 years old with a skew toward women. Click here for resources.

For more information, facts, and toolkits, please visit www.Distraction.gov and https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving.

 

One-Year Anniversary of NHTSA's Drug-Impaired Driving Prevention Initiative
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Deputy Administrator Heidi King raises awareness of the drug-impaired driving initiative materials through a video on the one-year anniversary of addressing the growing risks of drug-impaired driving. For the complete video click here. For resources on drug impaired driving click here.

 

Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrians, 2017 Data
NHTSA released their 2017 traffic safety facts for pedestrians. In 2017 there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States a 1.7 percent decrease from the 6,080 pedestrian fatalities in 2016.  On average, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes in traffic crashes. That is more than 16 people a day, almost 115 people a week. Pedestrian deaths accounted for 16 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2017. For the complete fact sheet click here.

 

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2019 Road Safety Art Contest
Our organization is excited to be part of the Our Roads, Our Safety Partnership, through FMCSA. This Partnership empowers road users with tools and education to drive safely around large trucks and buses. And learning about road safety starts at a young age, which is why we’re excited to share that FMCSA’s Road Safety Art Contest is now open for submissions! This annual contest is a fun way for children (K-6th Grade)to use their creativity and raise awareness of how to stay safe on the roads. Know a talented young artist? Submissions are due June 7. Click here to learn more.

National Work Zone Awareness Week April 8 – 12, 2019
April 8-12, 2019 is National Work Zone Awareness Week. On average, over 700 fatalities occur in work zones each year. Keep yourself and the people around you safe while traveling through them with these tips from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s Our Roads, Our Safety campaign.

 

 

Houston, TX                       Texas OT Association                       April 26-27, 2019                                    
The Impact of Disability, Vision and Aging on Driving             15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Speaker: Chad Strowmatt, LOT, CDRS
Course designed for healthcare providers and driver education professionals starting or advancing a driver rehabilitation program. Topics include: disabilities, visual impairments, the aging process as they affect driving, driver assessment and training, adaptive equipment, vehicle modifications & driver licensing issues.
Contact TOTA 512.454.8682             Register online: https://www.tota.org

Lexington, KY                       ADED ANNUAL CONFERENCE         August 9-10, 2019                              
Traffic Safety for Driver Rehabilitation                                       15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Speaker: Jill Sclease, CTRS, CDRS
Course designed to educate on traffic safety principles and practices to Driver Rehabilitation Specialists with a clinical background desiring to improve their skills behind the wheel. Topics include: defensive driving theory, collision avoidance techniques, strategies for teaching vehicle maneuverability, driver education course design, determining training needs, discussion of how human factors impact evaluation, training and communication with clients.
Contact ADED 866-672-9466   Register online: www.aded.net

Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline: May 9, 2019

Lexington, KY                       ADED ANNUAL CONFERENCE         August 9-10, 2019
The Impact of Disability, Vision and Aging on Driving               15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Speaker: Nathalie Drouin                                                                
Course designed for healthcare providers and driver education professionals starting or advancing a driver rehabilitation program. Topics include: disabilities, visual impairments, the aging process as they affect driving, driver assessment and training, adaptive equipment, vehicle modifications & driver licensing issues.
Contact ADED 866-672-9466   Register online: www.aded.net

Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline: May 9, 2019

Lexington, KY                                                                                            August 9-10, 2019
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: May 9, 2019

Wallingford, CT         Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Hospital           October 18-19, 2019
Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation                                                  15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Speakers: Staci Frazier, OTR/L, CDI, CDRS
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

Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline: August 18, 2019

 

Distracted Driving Statistics and Research from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
know facts about distracted drivingKnowing the statistics and facts about teen distracted driving can help families manage this dangerous crash risk. Driving while distracted can make it difficult to react during a potential crash, especially for teen drivers. Beyond sharing facts and statistics about teen distracted driving, parents need to model safe driving behaviors by not using a cell phone --  whether hands-free or hand-held -- while driving (including at stoplights)  and not applying makeup, fiddling with the radio, or eating when behind the wheel. For more information click here.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/QEYuSe2YAcqQDAjaMYW7fIdAocQ=/1484x0/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/F242GDAGXYI6RB3XFICZ6FUN2I.jpgVolvo Says In-Car Cameras Will Monitor Drivers and Take Action to Prevent Distracted or Impaired Driving
Volvo plans to install cameras in its vehicles that will monitor drivers for signs of distracted or impaired driving and take action if it appears that a driver’s behavior becomes dangerous. The efforts fall in line with initiatives in the United States and other countries such as Vision Zero to find ways to reduce traffic deaths, particularly among vulnerable users such as pedestrians and bicyclists. For the full article click here.

 

Three in Four Americans Remain Afraid of Fully Self-Driving Vehicles
https://newsroom.aaa.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/av-report-i692832436.jpgA year after a number of high-profile automated vehicle incidents, American attitudes toward fully self-driving cars have not rebounded. AAA’s annual automated vehicle survey found that 71 percent of people are afraid to ride in fully self-driving vehicles – indicating that overall sentiment has not yet returned to what it was prior to these incidents occurring (63 percent). AAA believes the key to helping consumers feel more comfortable with fully self-driving vehicles will be bridging the gap between the perception of automated vehicle technology and the reality of how it actually works in today’s cars. For the full article click here.

 

Bill Filed in Texas to Allow Parents to Teach Driver's Ed
Parents lost the option of teaching their kids the rules of the road in 2009. State lawmakers who voted for the change argued it would make roads safer. HB 409 would make a U-turn on that decision, returning the parental testing option. Putting parents back in the passenger seat for road tests does not eliminate the current requirement for completing a driver's ed course. That includes 32 hours of classroom work and 44 hours practicing behind the wheel. Representative White believes HB 409 will address a big concern voiced by parents- long lines and long waits at testing centers. For the full article click here.

 

Corporate Member of the Month

http://www.adtsea.org/Images/NRSF.jpgThe National Road Safety Foundation

Promoting Driver Competence through Lifelong Education
The NRSF is dedicated to reducing crashes, deaths and injuries on our nation’s highways by promoting safe driving behavior through greater public awareness. NRSF produces documentaries, educational programs and public service campaigns for broadcast and for use in safety, educational and enforcement programs. NRSF offers its material FREE of charge.

NRSF programs deal with distracted driving, speed and aggression, impaired driving, drowsy driving, driving skills, senior driving and more. The Foundation also works with key youth advocacy groups and sponsors contests to engage teens in promoting safe driving to their peers and in their communities.  For more information or to download free programs, visit www.nrsf.org  or www.teenlane.org 

To contact call 866-SAFE-PATH.


We would like to welcome our newest ADTSEA Members

Presidential Level:    

Tim Haas, MN

Professional Level: 

Teresa Agpoon, HI

Chad Aoki, HI

Kimberly Patterson, HI

Kanani Kan Hai, HI

Kama Lanai Clark, HI

Judy Englehart, NM

Tammy Pregent, VT

Scott Lewis, GA

Alex Hansen, WA

Christopher Gombos, CT

Dave Packer, MI

 


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