ADTSEA/Michelin Tire Safety Workshop
SERA ADTSEA MYRTLE BEACH, SC February 27, 2016
ADTSEA, Michelin and FIA will be conducting a tire safety workshop at the conclusion of the South East Region ADTSEA Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 12:45 pm – 6:00 pm. Lunch will be provided at 12:45 pm and the workshop starts at 1:00 pm. There is no additional fee for the workshop, but you must register for the SERA ADTSEA conference http://www.seradtsea.com/home.html. The tire workshop will be open to 25 participants. The workshop will highlight how to incorporate the tire safety and maintenance lesson into the ADTSEA 3.0 Curriculum and how to teach tire safety to new drivers. A professional driver education teacher will conduct the workshop and a Michelin tire safety expert will be present during the workshop to answer questions and provide hands on activities. Prizes and giveaways will be provided and a free set of Michelin tires will be given away!
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LONG BEACH, CA April 2 or April 3, 2016
LIFESAVERS ATTENDEES: 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.
LONG BEACH AREA DRIVERS EDUCATION TEACHERS: ADTSEA, Michelin and FIA will be conducting a one-day tire safety workshop 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 tire workshop will be open to 30 participants.
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The 2015-2016 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
The 2015-2016 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge has begun and, now, there are even more chances to win!
Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving and you could win $15,000, or one of 14 other prizes!
Contest ends March 7, 2016. Read more here.
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Laws
Novice drivers have higher crash rates. Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs allow young drivers to safely gain driving experience before obtaining full driving privileges. Most programs include three stages. Read more here.
Teens Know Dangers of Driving and Cellphone Use, Yet Do It Anyway, Penn Research Shows
What happens when “Tom Hanks,” “Tom Cruise” and “Kesha” sit around a table? When the talkers are actually teens using researcher-requested pseudonyms they chose to anonymously discuss their driving habits, the results are surprising, maybe even more so than if the real celebrities got together.
Specifically, the 16- to 18-year-olds were examining distracted driving, one of seven such conversations that took place with 30 teens. “We like to think about it as driver inattention,” said Catherine McDonald, assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and in the Perelman School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. “We think about inattention relative to their hands on the wheel, eyes on the road and mind on the task of driving. Read more here.
Teenagers and Graduated Drivers Licensing Information
Teenage drivers have the highest crash risk per mile traveled, compared with drivers in other age groups. Young drivers tend to overestimate their driving abilities and underestimate the dangers on the road. Graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws reduce this risk by making sure teens gradually build up driving experience under lower-risk conditions as they mature and develop skills. That means limiting nighttime driving, restricting teen passengers and making sure teens get lots of supervised practice. Graduated licensing has reduced teen crashes 10-30 percent on average.
A Gift for the Holidays That Your Children Can Live With
Distracted driving is pervasive. In fact, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates, 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving at this very moment.
We all have seen drivers talking on phones, texting, eating, applying makeup and doing a number of other activities that take their eyes off the road and minds off driving. We criticize those drivers for what they are doing, yet are guilty of driving distracted ourselves and often with those that we love most in the car. Read more here.
2016 Drive2Life Student PSA Contest
Help Prevent Distracted Walking
Welcome to the 2016 Drive2Life Contest for grades 6–12!
Challenge your students to enter the Drive2Life Contest by creating a script or storyboard for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) to help prevent distracted walking.
Student Grand Prize: $1,000 and a trip to New York City, where the winner will film the PSA.
Teachers have the chance to win Scholastic magazines!
Check out the Official Rules and download the entry form.
Contest Deadline: February 5, 2016
See more here
Find specific teen driver information you need quickly. Or learn in more detail.
Dreaming about driving? Are you taking driver ed now? Or maybe you already have your license? Learning to drive is an exciting process for you and your parents, and AAA has tools and information to help. Check out the links below to get a “quick start” finding some of the top things you’ll want as you prepare to become a safe, successful driver. See more here.
ADTSEA would like to send their condolences to the family of Barry L. Thayer, 75, of Danbury, Connecticut. Barry served on the ADTSEA Board of Directors. Barry died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. He was a graduate of HARTT School of Music where met his future wife and majored in Music Education thus beginning his 40 year career. After graduating from HARTT, Barry and Toni married on August 17, 1963, and settled down in Danbury. Mr. Thayer started teaching in the Danbury Public School System in 1963, retiring in 2003. He shared his love of music with students, both at school, and through private lessons at his home. Upon retirement, Barry founded Thayer Driver Education Center, where his passion for teaching continued. Contributions can be made to the DHS Music Department, care of Nancy Golden at 43 Clapboard Ridge Rd, Danbury, CT 06811
We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members:
Kim Mock (Canada)
Eugene Blumkin (MA)
Susan Brown (NH)
Steven Longtin (NH)
Elizabeth Beede (NH)
Ronald Charron (NH)
Fahad Ai Nuaimi (Saudi Arabia)
Andrew Unseth (MN)
Bryan Lilly (SC)
Melissa Reck (SC)
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!
Mark your calendar for July 17 – 20, 2016.
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