July 2019 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

Conference 2019

ADTSEA 3.0 Curriculum Now Available for Download!

Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2018 Released

Share the Road: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility: Tips for Drivers, Motorcyclists, Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Impaired Driving Prevention Campaign – 4th of July

Hear from the "Voices of Safety" on how to share the road safely with large trucks and buses this Fourth of July

Video Contest Winners

REMINDER - Training Event: NTSB and IMPACT Teen Drivers Train-the-Trainer Program

ADED Course Schedule

Upcoming Presentations

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety 2018 Traffic Safety Culture Index

New Studies Highlight Driver Confusion About Automated Systems

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: In the Classroom

Crash Risk Much Higher for Teen Drivers With ADHD

Advocates Want Distracted Driving to be as Unacceptable as Drunk Driving

Corporate Member of the Month

We would like to welcome our newest ADTSEA Members

Events

State Conferences

WTSEA
Oct 11-12, 2019

MODSEA
Feb 26, 2020

NDDTSEA
Mar 26-28, 2020

NCDTSEA
Apr 23, 2020

MTEA
Apr 26, 2020

IHSCDEA
May 6-8, 2020

 

National Conferences

ADTSEA
Jul 21-24, 2019

NSSP
Jul 20-22, 2019

ADED
Aug 9-13, 2019

GHSA
Aug 24-28, 2019

 

Regional Conferences

SERA
Feb 21-22, 2020

PacNW
Mar 6-8, 2020


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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.

 

Mark your Calendars!

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

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


The 63rd Annual ADTSEA and NSSP Conferences in Burlington, Vermont “Training Today for a Safer Tomorrow” are quickly approaching! We are looking forward to seeing everyone and meeting our newest members. We have an exciting program including presentations from the NSSP Students. The Opening General Session will feature Dr. T. Griffith Jones from the University of Florida with a presentation titled “Using Physics to Teach Occupant Protection and Other Traffic Safety Messages – IIHS In-the-Classroom Teacher Resources and Activities” For more details on the upcoming programs, go to www.adtsea.org. Please see the ADTSEA website for an updated preliminary conference agenda.

ADTSEA Host Outings with the Vermont Host Committee
The 2019 ADTSEA Host Committee is offering several host outings during the conference this year.

Saturday, July 20, 2019
8:30 am (depart hotel) –
4 pm (leave Montreal)

Visit Montreal Trip!

Sunday, July 21, (8 am - 1 pm)
Visit the Vermont Country Store!

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 9:30 am
Explore Stowe, Vermont

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – 5 pm
Dinner Cruise on the Spirit of Ethan Allen with views of the city, Green Mountains of Vermont and New York Adirondacks

Host Outings are included on the conference registration form and can be paid for through the ADTSEA office. ADTSEA now has online conference registration available or you can complete the printable registration form. Click here for more information on the conference. We hope to see you there!

Conference Flyer

Host Outings

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information

 

ADTSEA 3.0 Curriculum Now Available for Download!
We have received some calls from members who are having challenges with the 3.0 Curriculum discs. We now have the HTML version of the curriculum available for download. If you have purchased a curriculum and would like us to send you the link for downloading please either email the office or call us at 724-801-8246. We also now have the HTML version curriculum available for purchase on a flash drive for $25.00 including shipping.


Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2018 Released
In June 2018, NHTSA estimated 36,750 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes, representing a slight decrease of about 1% as compared to the 37,133 fatalities reported in 2017. Although overall fatalities decreased slightly there was an increase in crashes involving at least one large truck (3%), pedestrian fatalities (4%), and pedalcyclist fatalities (10%). Older drivers (65+) involved in fatal crashes also saw a slight increase. This shows the need to continue efforts to improve our roadways and our driver education and training programs to reduce the number of fatalities annually and to stress the importance of sharing the road with large trucks, pedestrian and pedalcyclists. For the full report click here. The annual file for 2018 will be available in late fall of 2019.

 

Share the Road: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility: Tips for Drivers, Motorcyclists, Bicyclists and Pedestrians
For drivers, sharing the road begins with the understanding that bicyclists and motorcyclists have the same rights as you. They also face unique safety challenges, such as being smaller and less visible. Look for cyclists where vehicles do not appear, like before making a left-hand turn at an intersection. Also, be aware that motorcyclists may have to downshift and weave to avoid bumps and road hazards. For sharing the road tips click here.

 

Impaired Driving Prevention Campaign – 4th of July
Americans love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks. But all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation's roads. This iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes. Over the 4th of July holiday period in 2017 (6 p.m. June 30 to 5:59 a.m. July 5):

  • 601 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. 39% (237) of those fatalities occurred in alcohol-impaired crashes. This is a 23% increase from 2016, during which 192 people were killed during the same holiday period.
  • 60% of those who died in alcohol-impaired crashes were in a crash involving at least one driver or motorcyclist with a BAC of .15 or higher.

For marketing materials click here.

 

Hear from the "Voices of Safety" on how to share the road safely with large trucks and buses this Fourth of July
Americans hit the road in full force this week during the Fourth of July peak holiday travel period. According to AAA, nearly 49 million people will travel for the holiday, more than ever previously recorded.

With so many people behind the wheel this holiday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) “Our Roads, Our Safety” partnership offers you educational resources to help raise awareness about how to share the road safely with large trucks and buses.

Visit the "Our Roads, Our Safety" website to hear from all of the "Voices of Safety" and like the new "Our Roads, Our Safety" Facebook page to stay in touch!

Video Contest Winners

2019 Winner - Drive2Life Drowsy Driving, Etame Kandy, 18, of Clearwater, FL, PSA title: “Not Worth the Risk

Free Traffic Safety Programs – You can download or order your free kit by clicking here.

 

REMINDER - Training Event: NTSB and IMPACT Teen Drivers Train-the-Trainer Program


 

 

 

 

 

In case you missed it...The National Transportation Safety Board is collaborating with IMPACT Teen Drivers on July 17 to host a free train-the-trainer event at the NTSB headquarters in Washington, DC., that will focus on better understanding and communicating teen driving safety risks and ways to improve teen driving skills. Reckless and distracted driving is the # 1 killer of teens in America. This deadly epidemic claims the lives of 3,000 teens each year and seriously injures 30,000 more. The most frustrating aspect of this public health crisis is that it is completely preventable with a combination of quality education, training, and enforcement.
For More Information and to Register 

 

Lexington, KY                       ADED ANNUAL CONFERENCE         August 9-10, 2019                              
Traffic Safety for Driver Rehabilitation                                       15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Speaker: Jill Sclease, CTRS, CDRS
Course designed to educate on traffic safety principles and practices to Driver Rehabilitation Specialists with a clinical background desiring to improve their skills behind the wheel. Topics include: defensive driving theory, collision avoidance techniques, strategies for teaching vehicle maneuverability, driver education course design, determining training needs, discussion of how human factors impact evaluation, training and communication with clients.
Contact ADED 866-672-9466   Register online: www.aded.net

Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline: May 9, 2019

Lexington, KY                       ADED ANNUAL CONFERENCE         August 9-10, 2019
The Impact of Disability, Vision and Aging on Driving               15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Speaker: Nathalie Drouin                                                                
Course designed for healthcare providers and driver education professionals starting or advancing a driver rehabilitation program. Topics include: disabilities, visual impairments, the aging process as they affect driving, driver assessment and training, adaptive equipment, vehicle modifications & driver licensing issues.
Contact ADED 866-672-9466   Register online: www.aded.net

Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline: May 9, 2019

Lexington, KY                                                                                            August 9-10, 2019
ADED Annual Conference and Exhibits                                        Multiple ADED and AOTA hours offered!
Professionals specializing in the field of Driver Rehabilitation meet annually for continuing education through workshops, seminars, and hands on learning. Earn contact hours for CDRS renewal and advance your career in the field of Driver Rehabilitation. A variety of pre-conference workshops will also be offered. 
Contact ADED 866-672-9466   Register online: www.aded.net

Crescent Scholarship Application Deadline: May 9, 2019

Wallingford, CT         Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Hospital           October 18-19, 2019
Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation                                                  15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Speakers: Staci Frazier, OTR/L, CDI, CDRS
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: August 18, 2019

 

Upcoming Presentations

2019Region4ConferenceLogo-250American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Region 4 Conference – July 17, 2019 in Denver, Colorado – Brett Robinson will be involved in a panel discussion on Adapting to New Driver Assistance Technology and the implications and opportunities for driver education and training.

2019 AIC Logo Button (300 px)American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Annual International Conference – August 22, 2019 in Omaha Nebraska – Brett Robinson will be involved in a panel discussion on the Latest Developments in Driver Testing for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and will examine the implications for driver testing, examiner training and driver education.

 

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety 2018 Traffic Safety Culture Index
Driving is an important part of many Americans’ lives. For the last decade, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has been committed to strengthening our understanding of our nation’s traffic safety culture through the annual Traffic Safety Culture Index (TSCI), a nationally representative survey. However, similar to years prior, this year’s survey highlights the discordance between drivers’ attitudes and their behaviors. For example, many drivers noted the serious dangers associated with holding and talking on cellphones while driving but admitted to having done so in the past month. For a summary and the full report click here.

 

New Studies Highlight Driver Confusion About Automated Systems
Vehicles are getting increasingly sophisticated, with more and more of them able to stay in a lane and maintain a set speed and following distance with minimal driver input. But this kind of automation has limitations that can be tricky for drivers to grasp, and two new IIHS studies highlight misperceptions or gaps in drivers' understanding. Click here for the full article.

 

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: In the Classroom
Join Dr. Griff Jones, Keynote Speaker at the 2019 ADTSEA Conference, for crash tests and engaging demonstrations as he explains the science behind car crashes and explore crash science and engineering with video-assisted, hands-on lessons. Click here for videos and free educational resources.

 

Crash Risk Much Higher for Teen Drivers With ADHD
Parents often fret when their teen drivers get behind the wheel, but parents of teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may now have added worries. A new study found that teens with ADHD are significantly more likely to get into a car crash than their peers. For the full article click here.

 

Advocates Want Distracted Driving to be as Unacceptable as Drunk Driving
Sharon Huntley’s son, Spencer, was driving to class one morning in 2011 when he looked down at his phone. He then swerved into an oncoming milk truck, dying instantly in the crash. A rally, in Vermont, hosted by AAA of Northern New England, is part of a campaign to help make distracted driving as socially unacceptable as drunk driving. T-shirts and signs were plastered with the slogan “Don’t drive intoxicated. Don’t drive intexticated.” For the full article click here.

 

Corporate Member of the Month

AAA National Office
Provides teaching and student materials including the   How to Drive textbook.  Sign up for their newsletter, learn more about their products and find some free resources and videos at: https://drivertraining.aaa.biz/


We would like to welcome our newest ADTSEA Members

Professional Level: 

Amy Leighton, NH

Charles Whitten, NH

David Haley, MA

Liam Kelly, MA

Robert Wallace, NY

Susan Negri, MA

Sandra Haley, MA

Sukhpal Dhillon, GA

Stephanie Harding, NH

Scott Guetti, VT

 


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