January 2019 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

Happy New Year from the ADTSEA Staff!

ADTSEA Conference 2019

Teen Safety - Drivers Ed Infographics

Teen Safety - Drivers Ed Professionals

Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk on February 3, 2019

Operation Hands On Teaches Maine Drivers How They Should Act When Police Pull Them Over

New Instructional Video Aims to Lessen Tension at Traffic Stops

One Fifth of Us Still Not Wearing Seatbelts

The Life-Saving ‘Dutch Reach’ Comes to American Driver’s Ed

Survey: 1 in 4 Teens Too Scared to Drive

Worrisome Situation Growing As Drivers Continue To Pass Stopped School Buses

Safe Rides - Save Lives:
FCCLA PSA Contest Has Begun!!

Corporate Member of the Month

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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The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association.

Happy New Year from the ADTSEA Staff!

The ADTSEA Board of Directors and Executive Committee held a web meeting on December 12, 2018 to discuss initiatives for 2019. ADTSEA will be forming three working groups: 1.) Bylaws and Constitution, 2.) Strategic Plan, and 3.) Communication and Membership to work on association initiatives. More information will be provided in the near future.

 

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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Teen Safety - Drivers Ed Infographics
This creative is intended to get parents and caregivers to enroll teens in drivers ed. Studies show that teen drivers are often involved in vehicle crashes because of inexperience and risk-taking. Teen drivers, particularly 16- and 17-year-olds, have high fatal crash rates because of their immaturity and limited driving experience, which often result in high-risk behavior behind the wheel. Click here for the infographics.

Teen Safety - Drivers Ed Professionals
This creative is intended to inform driver education professionals of the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS), and to encourage them to use these Standards in their curriculum. As driver education professionals, we at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) know how difficult it can be to communicate the importance of driver education to members of the community. Ultimately, we want the public to recognize that informed, competent, and safe teen drivers reduce the risk of crashes, injuries, and fatalities on our nation’s roadways. For this reason, the Standards were developed, with the goal of assisting States in strengthening their driver education programs, and ensuring that all educators are teaching the highest quality material. Click here for the infographics.

Fact Sheet: Driver Education Program Instructors

Postcard: Driver Education Program Instructors

 

Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk on February 3, 2019
Super Bowl has become synonymous with drinking and celebrating, making roads on Super Bowl weekend dangerous. Using these materials, you can raise awareness in your community or with your officers to the heightened dangers of drunk driving on Super Bowl weekend.

These marketing materials should only be used in support of the Super Bowl LIII drunk driving prevention campaign period. Specific requests and questions regarding their use outside of this time period should be directed to Feedback-TSM@dot.gov.

 

Operation Hands On Teaches Maine Drivers How They Should Act When Police Pull Them Over

A new initiative in Bangor, Maine aims to teach students in driver’s education classes how they should act when stopped by police officers. The student’s received a live demonstration of what it’s like to be stopped by police. Click here for the full article.

 

New Instructional Video Aims to Lessen Tension at Traffic Stops
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation developed a new instructional video to help citizens understand how to interact with law enforcement at traffic stops. The Community Safety Education Act (S.B. 30) was signed into law to mandate specific instruction on traffic stop behavior by motorists and law enforcement officers. Along with the law, a new instructional video called “Flashing Lights” was added to driver’s education. Click here for the full article and video.

 

One Fifth of Us Still Not Wearing Seatbelts
An analysis of road fatality statistics has revealed that almost one in five vehicle occupants killed in 2013 were not wearing their seatbelt at the time of the collision, meaning that as many as 21 lives could potentially have been saved if they had been wearing their seatbelt. Click here for the full article.

 

The Life-Saving ‘Dutch Reach’ Comes to American Driver’s Ed
Starting in January, American traffic safety organizations like AAA will teach motorists how to better avoid hitting passing bicyclists with car doors. There’s an extremely easy way for a driver to mitigate these dreaded encounters between car doors and passing bicyclists: Open the door with the right hand, rather than the left, which forces the driver to swivel around and give a quick rearwards glance into the traffic lane. Click here for the full article.

 

Survey: 1 in 4 Teens Too Scared to Drive
A new survey by The Zebra reveals which teens are most scared, parents' fears about teen driving, and why their worries are warranted. This article explores how parents could be influencing that sentiment, and why those concerns may be justified. Click here for the full article.

 

Worrisome Situation Growing As Drivers Continue To Pass Stopped School Buses
A frightening rise in the number of reported violations, close calls, and even deaths involving school buses has law enforcement, transportation directors, and bus companies on high alert. This article looks at a series of steps which might curb the problem, including informing drivers of the proper procedure while stopping for school buses, even putting more emphasis on the topic through driver’s education, upping fines and consequences, heavily publishing the details of events, including the violator’s name and the fine imposed, on public media. Click here for the full article.

 

 

Safe Rides - Save Lives:
FCCLA PSA Contest Has Begun!!


safe Rides Save Lives PSA contest 2018FCCLA has launched the 2018-2019 Safe Rides – Save Lives PSA Contest! Empowered by FACTS and sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation, the Safe Rides - Save Lives PSA contest is an opportunity for FCCLA members to engage in creating teen-friendly safe rides safety messaging through a video Public Service Announcement (PSA).
Mission: Have your students create a video PSA that is exactly: 25 seconds OR exactly: 55 seconds
Audience: Teen Drivers and Passengers
Topic:  The theme for the 2018-2019 PSA contest is driving safely on Prom night. Raise awareness of the unique dangers of driving on Prom night and encourage your peers to make safe choices next Prom season.
Why: The PSA goal is to develop and send teen-friendly messages to prevent traffic crashes and save lives.
How: Go to www.nrsf.org and use resources from the National Road Safety Foundation to craft your video’s message. You have full creative license but be sure the video is in good taste and if you are filming while in motion, the driver cannot be doing anything but driving.
When: Video submissions for the 2018-2019 academic year are due on Friday, January 25, 2019.
Awards: Cash prizes will be awarded directly to the individual or group of top three submissions:
 
1st Place: $3,500
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500


Students may work individually or as part of a team. FCCLA will submit the winning PSA to the National Association of Broadcasters for use in national PSA outreach opportunities.

For CONTEST RULES and CONTEST FORM - please click here to learn more

 

Corporate Member of the Month

Doron Precision Systems, Inc.

Doron provides complete simulation systems for novice driver education and more.  Doron’s systems, features and enhancements incorporate appropriate technology with sound curriculum.

Contact Information:
607-772-1610
sales@doronprecision.com  
https://doronprecision.com/



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