2012 Annual NSSP and ADTSEA Conferences
We are excited to be heading to Appleton, WI next week for the 2012 National Student Safety Program Annual Teen Leadership Training Conference and the 2012 ADTSEA Conference. Anyone not currently registered for the ADTSEA Conference, can do so at the registration table in Appleton.
Frank Kenel, a longtime ADTSEA member, who now resides near Memphis, TN, would like to have a ride to the ADTSEA Conference in Appleton, WI. Frank is not able to drive himself but would be happy to pay the expenses for someone to drive him to Appleton, WI and back.
You can contact Frank at his daughter Susan’s home at 407-227-0541 (cell) or 731-376-2224 (land line) or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Driver Education Curriculum Version 3.0
In June 2012, ADTSEA released a revised curriculum for driver educators. This is a complete package containing curriculum lesson plans; enhanced learning activities and worksheets, still picture illustrations, short video clips and videos imbedded in the DVD. The package includes 2 DVDs, 1 CD , 1 hard copy 3.0 curriculum and 1 copy of AAA How to Drive (14th Edition). For an overview please visit our website here.
TEENS: TAKE THE DISTRACTED DRIVING DESIGN CHALLENGE
Want to help kick distracted driving to the curb? Here’s your chance!
Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for American teens. And when it comes to distracted driving, young people are among the most likely to text and talk behind the wheel.
That's why distraction.gov is inviting high school students to help spread the word on distracted driving by designing a creative icon that can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social networking sites. To view more information and full contest details visit http://www.distraction.gov/content/challenge.html.
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Issues 'Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving,' Announces $2.4 Million for California, Delaware Pilot Projects
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released a "Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving" that offers a comprehensive strategy to address the growing and dangerous practice of using handheld cell phones behind the wheel. The plan outlines concrete steps stakeholders around the country – from lawmakers and safety organizations to families and younger drivers – can take to reduce the risk posed by distracted driving. While unveiling the plan, Secretary LaHood also announced $2.4 million in federal support for California and Delaware that will expand the Department's "Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other" pilot enforcement campaign to reduce distracted driving.
New Jersey Parents Could Face Test before Teen Gets License
New Jersey lawmakers have advanced a bill that would increase requirements for teens to get driver's licenses -- even though Gov. Chris Christie vetoed an identical bill earlier this year. The bill was advanced unanimously by the Assembly Transportation and Public Works Committee on Thursday. It can now head to the entire Assembly. Under the bill, teens would have to have learner's permits for at least one year and must log 50 hours of practice driving time before getting their licenses. Their parents would also be required to go through driver orientation courses. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety says the measure would decrease the number of road fatalities statewide by 3% each year. The state Senate has not yet voted on the reintroduced bill. Read more here.