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Early Registration -- Extended to June 3rd!
for the 60th ADTSEA Conference
"Meeting our Changing Times"
in Portland, Oregon, July 17 – 20, 2016.
Red Lion Hotel, Jantzen Beach
909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217
Host Outing Information and Registration Forms are now available online
St. Cloud State University Credits for ADTSEA Conference 2016
St. Cloud University is offering one graduate or undergraduate credit this year. If you are interested in attending the conference for credit, see link below for tuition and registration information.
St. Cloud-ADTSEA Conference -July 2016.pdf
National Student Safety Program Teen Leadership Conference
July 15th – 18th, 2016 in Portland, OR
The National Student Safety Program (NSSP) exists for youth to develop leadership, positive relationships, and programs that help to reduce death and injury on our nation’s highways through traffic safety education. NSSP celebrates 60 proud years of providing youth with an annual opportunity to share teen developed programs. We invite you to be a part of this exciting conference. This year’s conference is titled “Blazing the Safety Trail”.
On Friday, July 15th, the NSSP students and advisors are going to Oaks Park. If you would like to join them for this amusement park outing, please contact the ADTSEA office at 724-801-8246 or by email at email@example.com. The buses will leave the hotel at 5:15 and will return at 9:15.
For more information visit the NSSP website.
ADTSEA/Michelin Pre-Conference Tire Safety Workshop
ADTSEA, Michelin and FIA will be conducting a tire safety workshop prior to the ADTSEA National Conference on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Red Lion Hotel, Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon. There is no fee for the workshop, but you must register for the conference to attend. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The workshop will be open to 30 participants.
If you are interested in attending the ADTSEA pre-conference workshop please complete the Registration Form and return to the ADTSEA office by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 724-349-5042 indicating your attendance at the workshop. Remember the workshop is only open to 30 participants. Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the workshop.
If you have any questions please contact the ADTSEA office at 724-801-8246.
National Tire Safety Week
May 29 – June 4, 2016
National Tire Safety Week is May 29 – June 4, 2016. National Tire Safety Week is designed to educate motorists on the importance of tire maintenance and safety.
Automobile crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in America. Twelve percent of crashes among inexperienced drivers are tire related. Michelin and the FIA (Federation Internacionale de l’Automobile) have prepared a package of content available at www.beyondthedrivingtest.com for free use. This collection of videos, graphics, tips and targeted research is designed to educate teen drivers and their parents on the importance of tire safety.
Michelin’s goal is for all 50 states to include comprehensive tire safety information in their driver’s education curricula by the year 2020 and improve driver’s education curricula with the insertion of tire safety information (i.e. how to check tire pressure and tread depth) in order to reduce teen driving deaths and crashes. ADTSEA and Michelin have developed a tire safety lesson plan, slides and videos for free download, which can be found at www.beyondthedrivingtest.com/educators or at www.adtsea.org. Visit and like Michelin’s Facebook page for tire safety related posts and updates.
During national tire safety week share these materials with others and remind parents and teens on the importance of tire safety.
Have a safe summer!
As a reminder, ADTSEA released a Tire Safety and Maintenance Unit consisting of a Lesson Plan, Slides and Videos for use in the classroom, which can be downloaded for free here:
Chronicle 2016 Issue
A new issue of the online Chronicle has just been released. The issue contains an article on driver education and traffic safety programs: findings from two recent driver education studies. The two studies are: 1) Evaluation of Beginner Driver Education Programs: Studies in Manitoba and Oregon by Mayhew, Marcoux, Wood, Simpson, Vanlaar, Lonero, and Clinton (2014); and 2) Driver Education and Teen Crashes and Violations in The First Two Years Of Driving In a Graduated Driver Licensing System by Shell, Newman, Cordova-Cazar, and Heese (2014). The new Chronicle can be found here.
Top 5 things many parents may not know about teen driving
National Safety Council encourages parent education during Global Youth Traffic Safety Month, prom and graduation season, the National Safety Council compiled a comprehensive list of things many parents may not – but need to – know about teen driver safety.
A National Safety Council poll found 76 percent of parents are unaware that the biggest risk to their teens' safety is the vehicle sitting in the driveway. In observance of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month this May, and at the height of prom and graduation season, the National Safety Council compiled a comprehensive list of things many parents may not – but need to – know about teen driver safety:
- Car crashes are the #1 killer of teens[i]
- Teens crash most often because they are inexperienced – not because they take more risks behind the wheel[ii]
- Other teen passengers are one of the biggest distractions for teen drivers. Just one teen passenger raises a teen driver's fatal crash risk 44 percent. Two passengers doubles fatal crash risk. Three or more quadruples crash risk.[iii]
- Most fatal nighttime crashes involving teen drivers happen between 9 p.m. and midnight[iv]
- More than half of teens killed in car crashes were not restrained by a seatbelt[v]
Read more here.
Texting and Driving? Watch Out for the Textalyzer
Over the last seven years, most states have banned texting by drivers, and public service campaigns have tried an array of tactics — “It an wait,” among them — to persuade people to put down their phones when they are behind the wheel.
Yet the problem, by just about any measure, appears to be getting worse. Americans confess in surveys that they are still texting while driving, as well as using Facebook and Snapchat and taking selfies. Road fatalities, which had fallen for years, are now rising sharply, up roughly 8 percent in 2015 over the previous year, according to preliminary estimates. Read more here.
7Healthcast: Teen driving safety
New information from a recent report on teenage drivers can help parents protect their children as they get their drivers licenses.
A new report from Safe Kids Worldwide says six teenagers are killed in a motor vehicle crash each day. In almost half of those crashes, the victims are not wearing seatbelts. Read the article here.
Research suggests way to keep teen drivers safe
When your teen is on the road you want them to be safe. That's why some parents are giving a new idea a try.
Teens are signing contracts called new driving deals. In the contract the teen promises to be careful on the roads.
Bianca Carpenter, 10, is already looking forward to her driving years. Her mother, Jennifer Carpenter, is already ensuring her daughter's safe start by setting a good example.
"I don't text and drive," the mother said. "I pay attention to the road all the time."
Visit the website here.
We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members:
Jim Edwards (MO)
Don Mose (WA)
Keith Hiatt (WA)
Mick Davis (MT)
Daniel Marinkovich (MT)
Sheree Carreker (GA)
Brenda Casper (VT)
Debora Reisenauer (WA)
Kevin Witman (NY)
James Sumner (GA)
Harris Blackwood (GA)
Marlo Ocreto (HI)
Steve Sanford (PA)
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!
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