December 2017 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

ADTSEA / NSSP Conference 2018

Call for Proposals

Winter Driving Tips

Drive in Snow and Ice Safely

Educational and consumer safety videos from IIHS

Tips for teen drivers: Watch for bumps and enjoy the journey

Teen Driving 101: A Step-by-Step Test of Essential Skills

National Road Safety Foundation Contests

Richard Kaywood Memorial Award


Upcoming Events

Dec 1, 2017

Feb 23-24, 2018

Pacific Nothwest
March 2-4, 2018

Mar 3-4, 2018

Mar 7, 2018

Mar 29-31, 2018

Apr 22-24, 2018

Apr 26-28. 2018

Apr 6-7, 2018

Apr 6-7, 2018

Apr 21, 2018

May 2-4, 2018

Jul 20-23, 2018

Jul 22-25, 2018

Oct 2018

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

Contribute to Our Newsletter

Send your News, Upcoming Events, or Articles that you wish to share with ADTSEA members so we can post them in our future Newsletters to: ADTSEA Office

Our mailing address is:

1434 Trim Tree Road
Indiana, PA 15701




ADTSEA Conference 2018
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.


Save the Dates:
ADTSEA 2019- July 21-24, 2019
Burlington, Vermont

NSSP 2018
Call for Proprosals
National Student Safety Program

Annual Teen Leadership Conference

July 20-23, 2018
Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Rosemont, Illinois
Calling teen advocates to present one hour interactive workshops to high school students on issues facing teens today that address the NSSP mission of saving lives and preventing injuries through peer education.  Workshops should be engaging and interactive with the audience and presented by teen advocates/leaders.

Applications can be found at

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.

Drive in Snow and Ice Safely
Your 5 minute guide to Winter Driving.

Educational and consumer safety videos from IIHS
Getting a driver's license is a rite of passage for teenagers, but it also marks the start of their most dangerous years on the road. Teen drivers have much higher crash rates than adults. Fortunately, there are ways parents can help reduce the risks. This video highlights the stories of three teens whose lives ended too soon and examines common factors such as inexperience, immaturity and speeding that lead to many crashes involving young, novice drivers. Institute experts describe the crucial role parents play by enforcing their state's graduated licensing laws, establishing their own rules and providing plenty of supervised time behind the wheel. Read more here.

Tips for teen drivers: Watch for bumps and enjoy the journey
The day has finally arrived. As a new teen driver, you don’t have to rely on mom or dad to get from point A to point B. You’re finally independent and it feels so good! It’s quite a milestone to be able to grab the keys and drive away from home on your own. That’s great, fantastic, awesome and almost surreal. But keep in mind that your newfound independence comes with brand new responsibilities and dangers. My best advice to you is to watch for bumps along the way, but enjoy every mile of the journey. Read more here.

Teen Driving 101: A Step-by-Step Test of Essential Skills
When it's time to teach your teenager to drive, begin by taking the time to make sure your teen is knowledgeable about and comfortable with the vehicle and its controls. Read more here.
You can help prevent crashes that kill and injure thousands every year.  For teens, crashes are the #1 killer.  Your PSA idea can help make a difference. 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:

Drive Safe Los Angeles is NOW open for students in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside and Santa Barbara Counties.
Theme – Distracted Driving.  POSTMARK DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOVEMBER 10th and RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 17th, 2017. Winner receives $2,000 and will have the opportunity to work with an Emmy Award-winning director and be featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show and also on National TV.

Drive Safe Chicago is NOW opened to teens in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. POSTMARK DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS DECEMBER 29th and RECEIVED BY JANUARY 8th . 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 National TV.

#DrivingSkills 101- Dangers in the Dark is OPEN to SADD Members across the country. Driving conditions aren’t always going to be perfect, and driving at night can be dangerous and scary. That’s why SADD and The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) are challenging you to tell us your tips on driving at night and your ideas on what would make a great Dangers in the Dark PSA. CONTEST  ENDS JANUARY 30TH, 2018. Enter today for a chance to win $2,500* and for your PSA idea to be brought to life by an Emmy-winning producer and broadcast nationwide! Read more here.

Richard Kaywood Memorial Award

Beginning in 1985, and each year thereafter at the annual ADTSEA conference an award is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to traffic safety in memory of Dr. Richard Kaywood, who served the Association and traffic safety education for many years.  This award is sponsored cooperatively with AAA Traffic Safety, which presents the recipient an honorarium stipend. 

The selection from among nominees is made by the ADTSEA Executive Committee and is announced at the annual conference banquet. 


To better assure that deserving individuals are given consideration, ADTSEA members are encouraged to submit names of persons they feel made substantial contributions to the field.  Each submission must be accompanied by a summary of the candidate’s professional background and contributions to traffic safety education.  Following is a list of criteria for considering candidates.

  • Made a significant contribution to traffic safety education on the national and/or international level.
  • Must have served the traffic safety education profession for not less than 15 years.
  • Must have been an active member of ADTSEA for not less than 15 years.

The summary of the nominee’s contributions to the field of traffic safety education may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Scholarship – Masters or Doctorate degree
  • Leadership – Served ADTSEA  in an elected or appointed position
  • Author or contributing author of a textbook(s)
  • Speaker/Presenter/Panel member at state/national conferences
  • Regional/local workshop leader/presenter
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Authored research reports
  • Served on national committees or working groups

Nominations must be submitted to ADTSEA prior to December 31st of any given calendar year for the consideration in the following year, and addressed to:

American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association
Highway Safety Services, LLC
1434 Trim Tree Road

We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members:

Professional Level:

David Hearld (TX)

Ali Ahmed (AZ)

Matthew Baumann (UT)

Thank you for your support of ADTSEA

December eNewsletter Sponsors

Thank you for supporting ADTSEA

Click here to sponsor future eNewsletters

This e-mail was sent to ADTSEA members.
Unsubscribe from this list.

Our mailing address is:
1434 Trim Tree Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Our telephone:
1 (877) 485-7172

Copyright @ 2011 ADTSEA All rights Reserved.