Safe at the Wheel
After spending years protecting your children from all sorts of dangers on the road and off, you now face the prospect of handing them the keys to the family car. It's time for them to learn how to drive. Are you prepared? We can help you mold your young adult into a safe and capable driver.
In this section you will find information on your State's licensing requirements for teens as well as ideas and resources to help you lay the ground rules with your aspiring driver - before you hand over the car keys. We have in-depth information on some of the most common safety problems novice drivers should avoid. Arm yourself with information on alcohol use and its consequences, the benefits of seat belt usage, and the growing problem of distracted driving. Read more here.
Don't let an emoji wreck your life. If you're texting, you're not driving.
Watch the YouTube video here.
FOCUS - Action Against Distracted Driver Simulation Program
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Most crashes can be prevented with the right education and experience. This is why Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has partnered with The Allstate Foundation to develop the “FOCUS - Action Against Distraction” driver simulation project. Our staff will guide students though each step of the program. The simulator uses high-definition video scenes and gaming technology to create unique situations that may be too dangerous to experience while driving a real automobile. Read more here.
Cutting-edge gaming technology designed to prevent destructive driving behaviors among teens and young adults brought to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Winter Driving Tips
Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather. For more information on winter driving, the association offers the How to Go on Ice and Snow brochure, available through most AAA offices. Contact your local AAA club for more information. Read more here.
Don’t risk injury or death. Check if your car or truck is impacted.
Tens of millions of defective airbags are under recall. Even a minor fender bender can cause these airbags to rupture, spraying metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers.
In response, the government has issued the largest safety recall in U.S. history. Dealerships are replacing defective airbags in their vehicles for free. Read more here.
The National Road Safety Foundation has several contests that your youth can enter to raise safe driving awareness and earn cash prizes. Below is a list for you to circulate, post, email and put in your newsletters. They are as follows:
1. Drive 2 Life PSA Contest begins Wednesday, October 5th across the country for students in grades 6 – 12. POSTMARK DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd and RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 2017. Theme – Distracted Walking. Winner receives - $1,000, a trip to NYC and their PSA professionally produced and aired on Teen Kids News. Two Runners-up in grades 6-8 will receive $500 and two runners-up grades 8-12 receive $500. http://www.nrsf.org/teenlane.org/contests/drive_2_life
2. DrivingSkills 101:Expect the Unexpected Contest begins Monday, October 17th for SADD Chapters across the nation. SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JANUARY 30th, 2017. Theme – Driver Safety in bad weather conditions. Top 10 Chapters receive $250 and winning chapter $2,500. PSA will be produced by a professional TV crew at his/her school to be premiered at SADD National Conference and aired on Teen Kids News. http://www.nrsf.org/teenlane/content/contests
3. Drive Safe Chicago is now opened to teens in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. POSTMARK DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14th and RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18th . Theme – Distracted Driving. Winner receives -$2,000 and will have their PSA produced by a professional TV crew at his/her school to be shown at the Chicago Auto Show and aired on Teen Kids News. Runner-up gets $1,000. http://www.nrsf.org/teenlane/content/drive-safe-chicago
4. Safe Rides, Save Lives Contest is now open to FCCLA members across the country. SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2016. Theme – Teen Driver Risks relating to Passenger Safety. Winner in 1st place receive $3,500, 2nd place $1,000 and 3rd place $500. Winning PSA will be submitted to the National Association of Broadcasters and aired on Teen Kids News. http://www.nrsf.org/teenlane/contests/safe-rides-save-lives
ADED Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation Feb 15-16, 2017
Daytona Beach, FL (NMEDA) February 15-16, 2017
Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation 15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Speakers: Leah Belle and 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
Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline: December 15, 2016
Daytona Beach, FL February 16, 2017
ADED Pre-Conference Seminars at NMEDA Annual Conference Up to 6 ADED/.6 AOTA hours offered
1. AM Session - Securement & Mobility Device Training - Darren Reaume
2. PM Session - The Importance of Collaboration between the CDRS and Mobility Dealer
Bryan Garrison and Todd Keanan
Contact ADED 866-672-9466 Register online: www.aded.net
Daytona Beach, FL
ADED Associate Member Series at NMEDA Annual Conference 3 ADED/.3 AOTA hours offered
(NMEDA conference registration is required)
DRS’ Interventions toward Ensuring Wheelchair Transportation Safety - Dana Benoit
Register online: www.NMEDA.com
National Transportation Safety Board,National Safety
Council Convene Expert Panel to Discuss Technology’s Role in Eliminating Highway Crashes
October 27, Dr. Allen Robinson, CEO of ADTSEA discussed Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at the National Transportation Safety Board and National Safety Council's expert panel.
For more information visit: http://www.ntsb.gov/drivertech. The event, Reaching Zero Crashes: A Dialogue on the Role of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, was streamed via live webcast. The link to the webcast videos and presentations is available at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/.
Autonomous vehicles promise to be disruptive, but a boost to safety
The car isn’t fully autonomous. Sharpe still has to be in control at all times and British Columbia doesn’t have a regulatory framework for fully driverless vehicles yet. But it is an example of what is possible now and a taste of the future for driverless transportation.
Read more here.
Click it again, and the car’s sensors and systems start to steer around a slight curve in the road following the center of the lane. Sharpe’s hands are off the wheel, though hovering nearby in case he needs to take control.
“It does a great job with just tracking (the lane and surrounding traffic), so that you don’t have to do all of that steering yourself,” Sharpe said.
Mission Not Accomplished: Teen Safe Driving, the Next Chapter
While the rate of teen driver-involved crashes has declined significantly over the last decade, there is still significant work to be done. A fresh look at 10 years of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) shows the improvements in teen-involved fatal crash rates have not been as dramatic for older teens (ages 18-20) as compared to their younger counterparts (ages 15-17), and teen drivers are still 1.6 times more likely to be involved in a crash than adults. The report examines the differences in fatal crashes between older and younger teens, as well as by gender, and provides a set of 11 policy and best practice recommendations for states to implement. Read more here.
National Student Safety Program Community Service Project 2017
The mission of Wind Youth Services is to provide supportive services and opportunities to youth experiencing homelessness. Its doors first opened in 1994 by Sisters Maryanne Bonpane and Stephana O’Leary from Sisters of Social Services and it was a daytime safe haven for homeless teenagers to seek refuge and receive survival services. As the awareness of the children’s needs grew, so did the services to teens in need.
NSSP 2017 conference participants are asked to bring monetary donations collected in their school community to the conference for presentation to Wind Youth Services on Monday, July 17, 2017, at the Awards Presentation
With grants received, the Shelter moved to a larger facility in North Sacramento. In 2003, the Wind Education Program provided an on-site accredited junior high and high school program. In 2007, the Wind Staff’s dream opened the Wind Youth Center that houses both the Day Center and Education programs.
Wind is the only service provider in Sacramento County focusing solely on runaway, homeless and street youth, and transition-age youth. They operate the area’s only emergency shelter and has been recognized as the leader for homeless youth services in Sacramento County by both Sacramento County and the City of Sacramento.
Allen Robinson, ADTSEA CEO ,Jackie Huster, NSSP Liaison
The National Student Safety Program is the youth program of the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association , a non-profit 501(c)3 association of traffic safety educators throughout the United States and abroad.
We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members:
Safer-U Driving Academy (GA)
Marietta/Cobb Drivers Education (GA)
Luciana Souza (CT)
Robert Ruggiero (FL)
ADTSEA/Michelin Tire Safety Workshops
New Jersey AHPERD Pre-Convention Workshop - ADTSEA Curriculum and Michelin Tire Safety Workshop for New Jersey Driver Education Instructors
Prior to the NJAHPERD Annual Convention in Long Branch, NJ on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa a pre-convention session will be held on the ADTSEA Curriculum, New Jersey GDL and an ADTSEA/Michelin Tire Safety Workshop for driver education instructors in New Jersey.
From 9:00 am – 11:00 am a presentation will be given on how to use the ADTSEA Curriculum.
From 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Graduated Driver Licensing will be discussed.
From 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch provided
From 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm will be an ADTSEA/Michelin tire safety workshop.
Participants will receive a free copy of the ADTSEA Curriculum and a free set of Michelin tires will be given away. This workshop is for New Jersey instructors only.
For more information or to register go to: http://www.cvent.com/d/jvq15t
ADTSEA / Michelin Tire Safety Lifesavers Preconference Workshop
ADTSEA will be conducting a free tire safety workshop to driver education instructors prior to the Lifesavers Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Charlotte Convention Center. There is no fee for the Tire Safety Workshop, but you must register for the Lifesavers conference. 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.
For more information or to register go to: http://lifesaversconference.org/prepost-conference-meetings/
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 or to register go to: http://www.adtsea.org/ADTSEA%202017%20Conference.html
2017 ADTSEA Conference
We look forward to seeing everyone in Sacramento, CA. Mark your calendar for July 16 – 19, 2017.
Group Code is ADTSEA
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ADTSEA Conference Registration Form: www.adtsea.org
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