December 2013 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

ADTSEA 3.0 Curriculum
END OF YEAR SALE

2014 Annual ADTSEA Conference    

2014 Annual NSSP Conference

NSSP Call for Proposals

St. Cloud State UniversityContinuing Studies

Traffic Safety Education Graduate Certificate

Driving Just Became 23x Safer
Lifesaver App

TEENS INVITED TO FIGHT IMPAIRED DRIVING THROUGH 5th ANNUAL “DRIVE2LIFE” PSA CONTEST

Stronger Teen Driving Laws Supported by Parents, AAA Says

Teens and Parents Are Agreeing To Drive Safely

Surfing the Internet While Driving Doubles from 5 Years Ago

Safe Driver Program Helps Parents Keep Tabs on Teens

Program gives teen drivers valuable, lifesaving tips

 

Upcoming Events

NYSDTEA 2014
Conference

March 7th & 8th

CASE 2014 Conference

March 15th

NDDTSEA 2014 Conference

March 27th - 29th

 

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ADTSEA 3.0 Curriculum
END OF YEAR SALE           
ADTSEA Members, get your 3.0 Curriculum for only $125.00 plus shipping.
Sale ends December 31, 2013
Contact our office for discounted pricing for bulk orders.

Mark Your Calendars!
2014 Annual ADTSEA Conference
The 58th Annual ADTSEA Conference will be held on July 13-16, 2014 in Wichita, Kansas at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport Hotel.
Early Bird registration ends June 1, 2014.

DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport
Reservations: 1-800-247-4458
Ask for the ADTSEA Conference Room of $106.00 per night
For more information visit our website at www.adtsea.org.

2014 Annual NSSP Conference
July 12-14, 2014 – Double Tree by Hilton at Wichita Airport, Kansas
The National Student Safety Program Annual Teen Leadership Training Conference invites teens from across the nation to share their peer education activities and projects, learn about new ideas and campaigns they can conduct in their schools and communities, and enjoy a memorable conference experience! This year’s conference is titled “Shining in Safety”.
For more information visit our website here.

NSSP Call for Proposals
NSSP National Teen Leadership Conference
Calling all presenters!  The NSSP Teen Planning Committee is looking for student presenters to conduct a workshop.  Share your expertise in leadership and/or knowledge in the areas of safe driving issues, healthy life style choices, alcohol, teen pregnancies, and other teen issues.
For more information visit our website here.

St. Cloud State University
Continuing Studies
Driver Education Teacher Preparation
Traffic Safety Education (TSE) Courses
Spring Semester 2014
NOW 90% ON-LINE, D2L!
10% INTERACTIVE TELEVISION, ITV!DRIVER EDUCATION LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
(13 credits)
See SCSU web pages for more TSE information at:
http://www.stcloudstate.edu/continuingstudies/driversed/default.asp

Or

http://bulletin.stcloudstate.edu/courses.asp?deptCode=tse

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.  You must be officially registered to take the courses and have your Husky Net account set up prior to the start of classes to access D2L.

Traffic Safety Education Graduate Certificate
St. Cloud State University, School of Graduate Studies offers a Graduate Certificate for the completion of all driver education licensure courses taken at the 500 graduate level.  The Traffic Safety Education Graduate Certificate program provides graduate level specialized study in the area of driver education. If your school district recognizes lane change advancement, this program may be beneficial for you as a professional educator.  Upon completion of the program you will receive an official St. Cloud State University, School of Graduate Studies Graduate Certificate.  More information, admission and application to the School of Graduate Studies at this link:  http://bulletin.stcloudstate.edu/gb/programs/trafficsafety.asp

For more information click here.

 

Driving Just Became 23x Safer
Lifesaver App
With the steady rise in distracted driving related crashes, our society of technology-obsessed teens is in need of a prevention solution. This is where the LifeSaver mobile application comes in. LifeSaver was created by Ted Chen and Mike Demele, two fathers of 16-year-old boys who suffer the same anxieties any parent might have when their teen begins driving. Using some of the most advanced technology to date, Chen and Demele developed this application that provides the total package for breaking this bad habit. Once installed, LifeSaver runs in the background, automatically locking a phone when the car starts driving, and then unlocking the phone when the car comes to a stop.

The most unique part of this app, and probably the most appealing feature to teens, is the rewards program. When safe driving occurs (i.e., phones stay locked by the app), teens can earn rewards in the form of e-cards from places such as iTunes or Amazon. We look at it as a win-win situation for all. Parents can help prevent their teen’s distracted driving behavior, teens feel rewarded for their safe driving practices (and get some new songs for their iPod in the process), and most importantly, our roads become 23 times safer. Help novice drivers become safer drivers with the LifeSaver app here.

TEENS INVITED TO FIGHT IMPAIRED DRIVING THROUGH 5th ANNUAL “DRIVE2LIFE” PSA CONTEST
The National Road Safety Foundation and Scholastic, the global  children’s publishing, education and media company, are looking for ideas from young people to help educate and convince their peers about the risks of the dangers of impaired driving and how to avoid being in a car driven by an impaired driver. Entries are now open for the 5th annual Drive2Life PSA Contest.  The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and an all-expenses paid trip to New York to work with an Emmy Award-winning TV director to turn his or her idea into a public service message that will be broadcast nationwide next May during Global Youth Traffic Safety Month. Click here for the press release and here for contest rules and entry forms.

Stronger Teen Driving Laws Supported by Parents, AAA Says
Ohio parents overwhelmingly support enhanced nighttime driving restrictions and passenger restrictions for novice teen drivers, according to a new AAA survey. The survey, released in the midst of Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 20-26), is part of AAA’s advocacy efforts to help improve Ohio’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) system and save the lives of Ohio teens. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, primarily due to lack of driving experience. Appropriately structured GDL systems are the most effective way to reduce crashes among new teen drivers, as they enable these drivers to gradually gain driving experience under relatively safe conditions. Numerous studies and crash data reports have demonstrated the need for improvements to Ohio’s current system, specifically regarding nighttime driving limits and passenger restrictions for newly licensed probationary drivers. Read more here.

Teens and Parents Are Agreeing To Drive Safely
Increasingly, when it comes to safe driving, teens and parents know that safety is no accident. That’s why a growing number of them are stepping up to sign an agreement that promotes better driving behaviors. Unfortunately, numerous studies show that safe driving and teens don’t always go together. First-year drivers in particular pose a risk to themselves and to others. Drivers age 16 have double the crash rate that 17-   to 19-year-olds do. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. They claim the lives of seven teens daily, on average. Teens are three times more likely than older drivers to be involved in fatal wrecks.See more here.

Surfing the Internet While Driving Doubles from 5 Years Ago
The number of people driving while using the Internet has nearly doubled over the past five years, according to State Farm's report. In addition, there is a significant increase in older people owning smartphones. In two years, those in their 30s using smart phones increased by 26 percent. "We always point the finger at teenagers. It's not just the teens it’s those of us that are older who have smart phones. We are doing the same thing," said Jim Camoriano with State Farm. Read more here.

Safe Driver Program Helps Parents Keep Tabs on Teens
Having a teenager ready to drive is a scary proposition for any parent, but a new program is offering nervous moms and dads a chance to monitor what their teenagers are doing behind the wheel. Bryce Jezek is getting his first taste of freedom behind the wheel, but not without his freedom being recorded. His parents' insurance company offers the family a program that mounts a camera on the windshield and keeps a record when Jezek makes a driving mistake. "It's almost like we're in the car with them all the time," said Bryce's mom, Robin Jezek. "They know they're not going to be recorded as long as they don't do anything wrong. "Bryce Jezek said he will admit to having a few mishaps on the road, triggering the camera to record. Read more here.

Program gives teen drivers valuable, lifesaving tips
Car crashes involving teenage drivers are a big problem. It seems every few days, we're reporting another heartbreaking story. Across the country, more than 5,000 teenagers are killed in wrecks every year. My 16-year-old son and I hit the track in Raleigh to check out a new program which is steering teens and parents toward safer driving habits. "This allows more tools to be put in a teenagers' toolbox when they get behind the wheel," said Sgt. Jeff Gordon with the State Highway Patrol. For the first time ever, the Highway Patrol has opened its training track in Raleigh to non law enforcement for a program called "BRAKES." Drivers are able to do things on the track that they can't do on the road. "They're in a closed environment," said Gordon. "What better way to let them do the kinds of skills than here at the Highway Patrol driving facility. "Drag racing star Doug Herbert created the BRAKES program after his two teenage sons were killed in a wreck outside Charlotte. "About 80 percent of teenagers will get into a wreck in the first two years they're driving," said Herbert. "We found teens who go through the BRAKES program have a substantially lower risk of getting into an accident." Read the article here.

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