February 2017 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

ADTSEA Academy

2017 ADTSEA Conference

NSSP Conference

ADTSEA/Michelin Tire Safety Workshops

New Jersey AHPERD Pre-Convention Workshop

ADTSEA / Michelin Tire Safety Lifesavers Preconference Workshop

ADTSEA / Michelin Tire Safety Pre-Conference Workshop at ADTSEA Conference

ADED Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation

NRSF's Drive Safe Los Angeles winners

Useful Links

This New Approach May Help Teens 'Get The Message' About Distracted Driving

Take the Extreme Weather Driving Challenge (QUIZ)

MEMBER LETTER

We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members

Upcoming Events

MODSEA
Feb 22, 2017

SERA
Feb 24-25,2017

Pacific Northwest Driver Traffic Safety
Mar, 3-5, 2017

NYDTSEA
March 4-5, 2017

KDSEA
Mar 8th, 2017

NDTSEA
Mar 30-Apr1, 2017

MDTSEA
Mar 31-Apr 1, 2017

WDTSEA
Apr 7-8,2017

TDTSA
Apr 21-22, 2017

MTEA
Apr 23-25,2017

NCDTSEA
Apr 27-29,2017

IHSCDEA
May 2017

MDTSEA
May 6, 2017

Idaho
May 8-11,2017

NSSP
Jul 14-17,2017

ADTSEA
July 16-19, 2017

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THE IMPORTANCE OF DRIVER EDUCATION
 Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 to 17-year olds.  Driver education and training provides information, skills and attitudes designed to produce safer drivers who are less likely to be involved in crashes.

IMPORTANCE OF PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Parents and guardians play a vital role in their teens’ driver education experience. A study conducted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has found that “teens who perceive their parents as authoritative are half as likely to crash, 71% less likely to drive intoxicated, and 30% less likely to use a cell phone when driving” than teens who perceive their parents as uninvolved.

COURSE INFORMATION
The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) developed this course to assist parents and guardians in getting involved with their teens’ learning-to-drive experience.

The course is designed to help parents and guardians:

  • learn about the risks of driving and how to conduct effective risk-management of their teen driver;
  • decide whether or not their teen is ready to drive;
  • model safe driving behavior; and
  • access state specific Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) information easily.

Log in to The ADTSEA Academy
ADTSEA Parent/Guardian Teen Learning-to-Drive Risk-Management Online Seminar Now Available! For more information click here. For a brochure click here.

 

2017 ADTSEA Conference

We look forward to seeing everyone in Sacramento, CA. 
Mark your calendar for July 16 – 19, 2017.
http://www.hiltonsacramentoardenwest.com
1-916-922-4700

Online Reservations

Group Code is ADTSEA

If you need special accommodations at the hotel, please let the hotel staff know when you register for your hotel room.

ADTSEA Conference Registration Form

NSSP Conference - July 14-17, 2017
The National Student Safety Program (NSSP) exists for youth to develop leadership, positive relationships, and programs that help to reduce death and injury on our nation’s highways through traffic safety education.  NSSP celebrates 60 proud years of providing youth with an annual opportunity to share teen developed programs.  We invite you to be a part of this exciting conference.

Meet teens that have developed great programs and projects that are working in their communities.  Feel their excitement and get engaged—teach, learn and share projects.  Get recognized by nominating your group, project and/or outstanding individuals in the NSSP Awards Program and win awards for your outstanding efforts.  Keep doing the right thing by helping peers make the right choices and educating others with your knowledge. 

Value and challenge yourself--push your potential to the limit.  The conference will motivate you to create, develop and implement prevention programs.  Make new friends and build your own network of resources.  Exercise and strengthen your leadership skills.
The conference agenda will get you to actively participate in a fun and exciting way.  Hear keynote speakers, experts and student presenters.  Enjoy small group discussions, icebreakers and energizers. Enjoy the opening social event, awards and celebration event.  Make new friends and be inspired!

 NSSP Conference Registration
Attending the three-day conference is only $275, which includes six meals.  (Hotel lodging is not included.)  Go to the NSSP website at www.nssp.org and download the registration forms,the NSSP Student Handbook, and the NSSP Awards Program information. Early registration deadline is  June 1, 2017. Special one-day conference rate of $100 is available for teens from Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Montana and Idaho.

Call for Workshops
NSSP showcases students and their projects that aim at safety. These include highway safety topics (seat belts, pedestrian, bicycles, impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, graduated driver’s licensing, etc.), leadership skill building, and peer prevention topics (suicide, pregnancies, HIV, drug/alcohol use, eating disorders, conflict resolution, etc.) It is highly desirable that the presentations be interactive.  Presenters must be students.  The deadline to submit workshop proposals to ADTSEA is March 1, 2017.  Go to www.nssp.org  and download the NSSP Call for Proposals Form.

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 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 go to: http://www.adtsea.org/ADTSEA%202017%20Conference.html

To register click here.

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

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

Denver, CO   (DSAA)                                        April 28-29, 2017
Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation                                    15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Speakers: 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: February 28, 2017

The National Road Safety Foundation has several contests that your youth can enter to raise safe driving awareness and earn cash prizes. For more information regarding current contest- please visit http://nrsf.org/

 

Drive Safe Los Angeles winner video

Walk Safe, Drive Safe Tweens2Teens PSA Contest Winners! http://nrsf.org/sites/default/files/T2T_2016_2nd_place.jpg

Winner:

Robin Jess – Classroom Teacher 
Orenda Elementary School
Clifton Park, NY
(click to see)

 

http://nrsf.org/sites/default/files/T2T_2016_winning.jpg1st Runner Up:

Eileen Townsend - Art Teacher & Sharon Kroll - G.O.A.L Teacher
Marshall Elementary School
Wexford, PA
(click to see)

 

2nd Runner Up:

Roni Gross – Teacher
Ridgeview Elementary School
Spokane, WA 
(click to see)

 

Useful Links
NRSF: The National Road Safety Foundation
Distraction.gov: Official US Website for Distracted Driving
NHTSA: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
CDC.gov: United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
SADD: Students Against Destructive Decisions
FCCLA: Families, Career, and Community Leaders of America
NOYS: National Organizations for Youth Safety
ADTSEA: American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association
NSSP: National Student Safety Program

This New Approach May Help Teens 'Get The Message' About Distracted Driving
Robert Glatter, MD
Distracted driving is the new disease among teens growing up in the age of smartphones and other handheld technologies. It’s devastating effects, from life-altering emotional and physical injuries to tens of thousands of deaths, have shattered countless families for generations to come. Read more here.

Take the Extreme Weather Driving Challenge (QUIZ)
Do you know how to get out of a hydroplane or fishtail? Take the Extreme Weather Driving Challenge video quiz and test your driving IQ. Take the quiz here.

MEMBER LETTER:
Dear Driver & Traffic Safety Education Colleagues,           

I think the more we share outstanding features of our schools and our teaching the more it would help other schools and colleagues.  During my graduate studies, I was made aware of a state DTSEA that prepared an “Idea Basket” that had 19 contributors and 20 subjects shared with the state districts.  I still have one of these “baskets” and am sharing two of the topics in the attached:  INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM SEQUENCE CHART and STUDENT EVALUATION FORM that may be helpful.  Something like this may be very helpful if done in our state.

Idea Basket PDF

The Southeast Region American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association is encouraging colleagues to do such on some ideas and they will select some of the colleagues’ outstanding contributions to be shared during their February conference at Myrtle Beach.  They are asking colleagues to share what has helped  them to become traffic professionals. The ideas SE Region ADTSEA has asked are the following:
Please submit your great idea for one of the following categories:

·        School Operations – how to set your school apart from others.

·        Parental Involvement – what are you doing to really get parents involved?


·        Classroom Design or Set-up – how do you make your class inviting to students?


·        Classroom Tips and Techniques – tips to keep students engaged and learning.


·        Using Technology in the Classroom – special apps, games, etc.

·        Behind the Wheel Lessons – evaluations, new technology in cars, tools, etc.

Please share your ideas on the above and I will show them to the SCDTSEA President – such could possibly be put on the SCDTSEA website, shared in emails, or maybe even ask a few colleagues to share some great ideas during a conference.  Just send them to me at jandjsabb@att.net  The more help we get, the more we can help others!  John C. Dana said that “who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”

I think we all want to see good teaching in both driver education and driver training to enable students to become safer.  Our dedication, caring for students, and seeking to have them learn as much as possible so they can drive and survive are professional goals.  God bless as you do all you can to help lower the crash and death rates of teenagers.
Best regards,

Joe Sabbadino

We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members:

Professional Level:

Shawn Allard (VT)

Kevin Anderson (VT)

Jon Gallo (VT)

Glenn Gannon (VT)

Steve Hudak (VT)

William Scott (VT)

Anthony Stevens (VT)

Taylor Abraham (MN)

Charles Walker (MI)

Rachelle Connon (MI)

Ramon Capistrano (CA)


Thank you for your support of ADTSEA



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