February 2019 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

Conference 2019

Drive Safe Contest

Protect Your Teen Driver

ADED Course Schedule

2018 Forum on the Impact of Vehicle Technologies and Automation on Vulnerable Road Users and Driver Behavior and Performance

Best States for Teen Drivers

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto: Humans Negotiating Autonomous Vehicles Is the New Driver's Ed

Speeding Away from Zero: Rethinking a Forgotten Traffic Safety Challenge

High Schoolers See the Road from a Truck Driver’s Point of View

Distracted Driving: Cellphone Interactions Up 57 Percent over Prior Survey

2019 BEST Award: Bolstering Everyday Safety for Teens – National Safety Council

Corporate Member of the Month

We would like to welcome our newest ADTSEA Members

 

Events

State Conferences

MODSEA
Feb 20, 2019

NDTSEA
Mar 21-23, 2019

SDTSEA
Mar 22-23, 2019

MDTSEA (MN)
Apr 5-6, 2019

WDTSEA
Apr 5-6, 2019

NCDTSEA
Apr 11-13, 2019

IHSCDEA 
May 1-3, 2019

MDTSEA (MI)
May 11, 2019

Regional Conferences

SERA
Feb 22-23, 2019

Pac NW
Mar 1-3, 2019

National Conferences

ADTSEA
Jul 21-24, 2019

NSSP
Jul 20-22, 2019

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Mark your Calendars!

2019 ADTSEA Conference
July 21-24, 2019
Burlington, Vermont

2019 NSSP Conference
July 19-22, 2019
Burlington, Vermont


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Attention teachers in Georgia, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia!  The National Road Safety Foundation is sponsoring two contests for teens in these states.  They can win $2,000 and the winner’s teacher gets $100. 

Drive Safe Atlanta, open through Feb. 28, to teens throughout the Peach State, are invited to submit ideas for a 30-second public service TV ad about the importance of buckling up.  The winner will get to work with an Emmy-winning director to make the idea into a finished TV spot that will debut at the Atlanta Auto Show before airing nationwide.  Teens in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. can enter Drive Safe D.C. through March 5 with ideas for a PSA about distracted driving.  The finished spot will debut at the Washington Auto Show before airing nationally. 

For info, visit www.nrsf.org/teenlane/content/contests and click on DriveSafe.


Protect Your Teen Driver
As the holidays wind down, teens will be back out on the roads, heading to school, back to college, or to after-school jobs and extra-curricular activities. This time of year also brings wintery driving conditions, which can further endanger new and inexperienced drivers. This is a great time to sit down with your teen driver and have a conversation on the importance of understanding how to handle a vehicle in winter weather, as well as the six major “rules of the road.” For more information click here.

 

2018 Forum on the Impact of Vehicle Technologies and Automation on Vulnerable Road Users and Driver Behavior and Performance: A Summary Report
On Nov. 7 and 8, 2018, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of Iowa hosted a forum to discuss and identify future research needs on the impact of vehicle technologies and automation on vulnerable road users and on driver behavior and performance. For the full report click here.

 

Best States for Teen Drivers
Just 26 percent of 16-year-olds in the U.S. have their driver’s license, according to the Federal Highway Administration, down more than 40 percent since 2000. Yet motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, teen drivers are nearly three times more likely than drivers 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. These 10 states are safest for new drivers, according to an analysis by U.S. News. For the article click here.

 

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto: Humans Negotiating Autonomous Vehicles Is the New Driver's Ed FE_FutureofTravel_06_867011872
Public awareness campaigns will need to educate pedestrians, drivers and cyclists about not only the possible benefits of AVs but also how to interact with them. Driver’s education should include how to avoid triggering overly conservative AVs and deal with their abundance of caution. It should emphasize the need to adhere to the formal rules of the road that AVs expect and what to do in the case of an accident with an AV. For the full article click here.

 

Speeding Away from Zero: Rethinking a Forgotten Traffic Safety Challenge
GHSA's latest spotlight report, "Speeding Away from Zero: Rethinking a Forgotten Traffic Safety Challenge," highlights excessive vehicle speed as a persistent contributor to motor vehicle fatalities, accounting for nearly a third of traffic deaths each year. The report takes a fresh look at this challenge, outlining the latest research, programming, and countermeasures to address speeding. For the full report click here.

 

 

truck drivingHigh Schoolers See the Road from a Truck Driver’s Point of View
Almost 80 percent of tractor-trailer crashes and near crashes are caused by someone driving a car. Occupants in the car often do not survive, accounting for four out of every five fatalities in this type of collision. However, most drivers’ education courses offer little guidance on how to drive safely around large trucks. Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) are teaching driver’s education students about truck safety through interactive demonstrations at 25 high schools in Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware. For the full article click here.

 

Distracted Driving: Cellphone Interactions Up 57 Percent over Prior Survey https://www.iihs.org/media/611c6f7b-049f-44cb-af45-a67cc99b8575/ThHBjQ/Status%20Report/54-01/story1.jpg?w=560&action=fillManipulating a cellphone was a contributing factor in more than 800 crash deaths on U.S. roads during 2017 amid a marked increase in the percentage of drivers observed interacting with cellphones, new IIHS research indicates. The estimated number of deaths, however, still represents a fraction of the overall crash death toll. Virginia drivers observed in a 2018 IIHS roadside survey were 57 percent more likely to be manipulating a cellphone than drivers in a 2014 survey. For the full article click here.

 

2019 BEST Award: Bolstering Everyday Safety for Teens – National Safety Council - Submissions Accepted Until April 10, 2019
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Car crashes and substance misuse are leading causes of death for teens. The Teen Injury Prevention Leadership Award, or BEST Award, will be granted to an individual or organization working to improve teen safety and save lives. For more information click here.

 

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