December 2015 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

National Teen Driving Safety Week – Michelin at Miami Killian Sr. High School

ADTSEA/Michelin Long Beach Tire Safety Workshops

New ADTSEA and Michelin Tire Safety Training Module Available for Download

State Farm® releases 13th Annual Deer-Vehicle Collision Study

Giving a living gift: Teen drivers urged to become organ donors

WCAX Special Report: Crash Course

NHTSA encourages parents of teens to join the '5 to Drive' campaign 

Teen Speaks to Students about Reckless Driving

ENTRIES OPEN FOR 6th ANNUAL "DRIVE2LIFE" PSA CONTEST

NEW CONTEST FOR TWEENS PUTS FOCUS ON DISTRACTED WALKING

We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members

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National Teen Driving Safety Week – Michelin at Miami Killian Sr. High School
During the National Teen Driver Safety Week of October 18-24, 2015 Michelin stopped by Miami Killian Sr. High School to talk with students about tire safety. A video was developed showcasing the presentation and can be found here.

ADTSEA/Michelin Long Beach Tire Safety Workshops
ADTSEA, Michelin and FIA will be conducting a one-day tire safety workshop prior to the Lifesavers National Conference on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California for those attending the conference. There is no additional fee for the workshop, but you must register for the Lifesavers conference http://lifesaversconference.org/registration/. The tire workshop will be open to 30 participants.

A second one-day workshop will be conducted, at no cost, on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm to driver education instructors and schools in the Long Beach area, exact location TBD. The workshop will be open to 30 participants. Click here for more information on workshop registrations.

New ADTSEA and Michelin Tire Safety Training Module Available for Download
http://www.adtsea.org/Images/LP%20Cover.JPGAdvancing a national awareness program to reduce preventable crashes among teen drivers, Michelin and ADTSEA today published the first national tire-safety training module for driving instructors.  This update standardizes tire-safety education materials and provides a collection of new resources, including videos and hands-on exercises for instructors and students.
The new module is designed to equip driving instructors across the U.S. with an improved understanding of tire safety and new instructional resources to deliver this critical message to new drivers.

To download the tire safety module click here.

State Farm® releases 13th Annual Deer-Vehicle Collision Study
November is the month a driver is most likely to collide with a deer in the U.S. Overall, U.S. drivers have a one in 169 chance of colliding with a deer. 

State Farm recently released its 13th annual deer-vehicle collision study. This year’s study, based on the most extensive auto insurance database in the U.S., shows drivers are just as likely to have a claim involving a collision with deer, elk or moose as they were in 2014. State Farm again provides their popular listing of states according to where deer-vehicle collisions are most likely for any one driver, along with an interactive map that illustrates the geographic variation in the likelihood of these mishaps and in the magnitude of change in likelihood in each state from a year ago.

State Farm Interactive map


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Giving a living gift: Teen drivers urged to become organ donors
Several Shelbyville Central High School sophomores now understand that organ donation can save lives.

Drivers education classes heard a presentation by Donna Orr, whose late husband David twice received a double-lung transplant and was a well-known advocate for organ donation.

"You become somebody else's hero," Orr said.

She shared details of David Orr's life, including his getting to play golf in the Transplant Olympics. There was a hiccup in David's second transplant because the donor, a 21-year-old, had not discussed the decision with his parents, Donna Orr said. In the end, David received the transplant. Read more here.

WCAX Special Report: Crash Course
Burlington, VT – New drivers are learning the rules of the road. But the lessons taught in this driver’s ed class apply to anyone behind the wheel, especially this winter. “The best advice I can give you is slow down. Everybody. Slow Down,” instructor John Viau said.  “All-wheel drive, four wheel drive doesn’t mean you can stop any quicker,” VT. State Police Lt. Garry Scot cautioned.  Scott heads the state police traffic safety unit. He’s seen hundreds of nasty crashes and says many are preventable. See more here.

NHTSA encourages parents of teens to join the '5 to Drive' campaign 
WASHINGTON – In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 18-24, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges parents and guardians of teen drivers to discuss with their teens one traffic safety topic each day. Those topics, also the most risky behaviors among teens, include alcohol, texting, failure to wear seat belts, speeding, and riding with extra teen passengers.

“When parents model and reinforce safe driving habits, they equip their teens with the skills to safely navigate the roadways for life,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Parents need to take the time to talk with their kids about behaviors that will keep them safe, and those that create greater risk.”

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds in the United States. In 2013, there were 2,614 teen passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes and an estimated 130,000 were injured. Yet a survey shows that only 25 percent of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving. During National Teen Driver Safety Week, and as part of the “5 to Drive” campaign, NHTSA urges parents and guardians to make time to have these talks, and to continue those conversations throughout the learning-to-drive process. Read more here.

Teen Speaks to Students about Reckless Driving
A local teen is attempting to educate other young people on the dangers of reckless driving a little more than one year after the vehicle he was driving rolled over, resulting in the death of his longtime friend.

Jordan Stout, 18, spoke at three different Options for Youth campuses Thursday — as well as at the California Highway Patrol station on Amargosa Road during a teen driving class — to caution students against reckless driving and to encourage better awareness of safety measures. Read more here.

TEENS INVITED TO SUBMIT IDEAS ON PREVENTING DISTRACTED WALKING

ENTRIES OPEN FOR 6th ANNUAL "DRIVE2LIFE" PSA CONTEST

Winner gets $1,000, trip to NY to work with award-winning director
to turn concept into PSA for national broadcast
NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2015  --  The National Road Safety Foundation, with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, is looking for ideas from teens to help educate their peers and others about the risks of walking while using a mobile device.  Entries are now open for the 6th annual Drive2Life PSA Contest, under the theme “Distracted Walking = Dangerous Walking.” 

For more than 50 years, The National Road Safety Foundation has created free driver education programs on distracted driving, speed and aggression, drinking and driving, and drowsy driving.  For more information or to download free programs, visit www.nrsf.org or www.teenlane.org.

NEW CONTEST FOR TWEENS PUTS FOCUS ON DISTRACTED WALKING
The National Road Safety Foundation launches, with We Are Teachers,
“Walk Safe, Drive Safe" PSA Contest with $2,500 top prize
NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2015   --   A new nationwide contest to engage tweens in grades 3 – 5 in the dialogue about distracted driving and distracted walking has just launched.  

Sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation, a non-profit group that promotes safe driving through education, the Tweens2Teens Walk Safe, Drive Safe PSA Contest invites kids and teachers in Grades 3 – 5 to develop a visual message – a poster, photo essay, storyboard or any combination of visual formats – to talk to teens and all drivers and pedestrians about safe, distraction-free driving and walking.

One class will win $2,500 for their school, and two runners-up will each receive a $1,500 prize for their schools. Deadline for entries is Dec. 18, 2015.  WeAreTeachers is the #1 online teacher community, featuring inspiration, professional support, and free classroom resources. Visit us at www.weareteachers.com, or at Facebook.com/WeAreTeachers.

We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members:

Professional Level
Brock Thompson (AR) Anthony Basanese (MI)   

James Harbin (HI))

Karren Meyer (VT) Carol Olson (MN) Minnie Dunn (LA) 


Thank you to all our members for your continued support of ADTSEA and we look forward to seeing you all in Portland, Oregon next year! 
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