June 2017 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

2017 ADTSEA Conference


National Tire Safety Week

ADTSEA / Michelin Tire Safety Pre-Conference Workshop at ADTSEA Conference

ADED Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation

ADTSEA Academy

Mediaplanet Modern Wellness Guide – What Can Parents Do to Influence Better Driving Habits

Getting Ready

Road Aware® helps teens anticipate hazards before they get behind the wheel.

Arizona Bans New Teen Drivers From Using Cellphones

How to keep your teen driver safe this summer

Intersection Safety Videos

Upcoming Events

Jul 14-17,2017

July 16-19, 2017

Oct 13-14, 2017

Oct 13-15, 2017

Feb 23-24, 2018

Mar 29-31, 2018

Apr 6-7, 2018

May 2-4, 2018

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61st ADTSEA Conference
“Embracing Technology”
Sacramento, CA.  July 16 – 19, 2017
If you are planning on attending the 2017 ADTSEA conference and are reserving a room at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West or any of the nearby hotels, please reserve your room as early as possible.  Reservation details are below. If you are in need of an accessible room- please notify the hotel when making reservations as there are a limited amount of rooms available.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Sacramento, CA. 
Mark your calendar for July 16 – 19, 2017.

Online Reservations

Group Code is ADTSEA

If you need special accommodations at the hotel, please let the hotel staff know when you register for your hotel room.

ADTSEA Conference Registration Form

Parking at hotel is $9 per day. Super Shuttle to hotel is $17

Alternate Lodging
https://www.extendedstayamerica.com/hotels/ca/sacramento/arden-way  located .2 mile from the Hilton Sacramento Arden West.

http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sacramento-RLSA-DT/index.html#  .8 mile from the from the Hilton Sacramento Arden West.

NSSP Conference - July 14-17, 2017
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.

Meet teens that have developed great programs and projects that are working in their communities.  Feel their excitement and get engaged—teach, learn and share projects.  Get recognized by nominating your group, project and/or outstanding individuals in the NSSP Awards Program and win awards for your outstanding efforts.  Keep doing the right thing by helping peers make the right choices and educating others with your knowledge. 

Value and challenge yourself--push your potential to the limit.  The conference will motivate you to create, develop and implement prevention programs.  Make new friends and build your own network of resources.  Exercise and strengthen your leadership skills.
The conference agenda will get you to actively participate in a fun and exciting way.  Hear keynote speakers, experts and student presenters.  Enjoy small group discussions, icebreakers and energizers. Enjoy the opening social event, awards and celebration event.  Make new friends and be inspired!

 NSSP Conference Registration
Attending the three-day conference is only $275, which includes six meals.  (Hotel lodging is not included.)  Go to the NSSP website at www.nssp.org and download the registration forms,the NSSP Student Handbook, and the NSSP Awards Program information. Early registration deadline is  June 1, 2017. Special one-day conference rate of $100 is available for teens from Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Montana and Idaho.

National Tire Safety Week
May 28 – June 3, 2017

Next week, May 28 – June 3, 2017 is National Tire Safety Week, an initiative to remind drivers that proper tire maintenance is essential for safety. ADTSEA in partnership with Michelin is asking driving instructors to commit to “Five Days of Tire Safety” with a tire safety tip to start each class each day of the week. These tips can be shared in 5-10 minutes. Since Monday is Memorial Day start with Tip #1 on Friday May 26 (tomorrow) and continue next week.

Tire Safety Tip #1:

Use a penny to check for proper tread depth. The distance between Lincoln's head and the edge of the penny represents 2/32 of an inch. If you can see Lincoln's head when you place the penny (head first) into the grooves, it's time for new tires.

Tire Safety Tip #2:

The correct place to find a vehicle's recommended tire pressure number is in the owner's manual or on the placard in the driver's side door jamb (not on the sidewall of the tire, that is the MAXIMUM pressure that tire can hold).

Tire Safety Tip #3:

Use a reliable tire pressure gauge to check your tires, and check them when the tire is "cold" (when the vehicle is parked for at least three hours).

Tire Safety Tip #4:

If the tread depth along any groove in your tire is below 2/32 of an inch, it's time to replace your tires. Use the penny test check for proper tread depth.

Tire Safety Tip #5:

Don't wait until your Tire Pressure Monitoring System light goes off to check your tires. Tire tread and pressure should be checked monthly and before a long road trip.
Also, 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.

Visit Michelin’s Beyond the Driving Test website at www.beyondthedrivingtest.com to learn about Michelin’s goal to have States include comprehensive tire safety information in their driver’s education curriculum (i.e., how to check tire pressure and tread depth) by 2020 and for more information on checking your tires.


ADTSEA / Michelin Tire Safety Pre-Conference Workshop at ADTSEA Conference

ADTSEA will be conducting a free tire safety workshop to driver education instructors prior to the ADTSEA Conference in Sacramento, California on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. Participants will receive a free copy of the ADTSEA Curriculum and a free set of Michelin tires will be given away. Lunch and giveaways will be provided as well. The workshop is limited to 30 attendees. You must register for the conference to attend.

For more information go to: http://www.adtsea.org/ADTSEA%202017%20Conference.html

To register click here.



Albuquerque, NM                                                         July 28-29, 2017
Traffic Safety for the Driver Rehabilitation Specialist 
15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Speakers: Jan Stephanides and Sally Sullivan
This two-day course is designed to educate Traffic Safety Principles and practices to those Driver Rehabilitation Specialists who have a more clinical background.  In this course, information will be shared that is typically inherent in the Traffic Safety/ Driver Education fields. Information to be gained from this program includes defensive driving and collision avoidance techniques, strategies for teaching vehicle maneuverability, design of a driver education course and how to determine number of sessions needed for training. In addition, discussion of how human factors impact evaluation, training and communication of the information needed by the customer will be addressed.
Contact ADED 866-672-9466   Register online: www.aded.net

Albuquerque, NM                                                         July 28-29, 2017
The Impact of Disabilities, Vision & Aging and their Relationship to Driving
Speakers: Nathalie Drouin and Michele Luther-Krug 15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Course designed for driver education and allied health professionals who wish to apply their knowledge of the different types and levels of disabilities to the driving task.
Contact ADED 866-672-9466   Register online: www.aded.net

Albuquerque, NM                                                         July 30-August 1, 2017
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


Mediaplanet Modern Wellness Guide – What Can Parents Do to Influence Better Driving Habits
We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Driver Safety campaign where we united with industry leaders to educate the public on the dangers drivers face, while highlighting specific programs, products and companies that work hard to keep drivers safe all year around. The campaign was distributed through the Los Angeles Times on May 31st, 2017 and is published online. For the full campaign, visit: http://bit.ly/2rUxbrP. ADTSEA’s CEO Dr. Allen Robinson contributed an article “What Can Parents Do to Influence Better Driving Habits” to explain what parents can do to model safe driving behaviors. Evidence shows that drivers whose attention is diverted away from the driving task are at increased risk of being in a crash. For the article go here.

Getting Ready
Your teen started learning about driving long before you began thinking about learner’s permits, driving classes and teenage driving tips. Children watch their parents’ driving behavior from the back seat, learning how they interact with other drivers, obey traffic laws and avoid distractions.

Now that it’s time to begin more formal driver training, AAA can help you choose the right driving school, talk to your teen about proper driving practices, set family rules about safe driving and offer more tips to help your child become a safe teen driver.

AAA simplifies the driving education process for parents of new and future teen drivers. Read on for the information you need as you get ready for your teen to start driving. Read more here.

Road Aware® helps teens anticipate hazards before they get behind the wheel.

http://teendriving.statefarm.com/images/roadtrip/roadTrips_video.pngTeens usually have better reaction times than older adults – so why do teens crash at least four times as often as other drivers? One reason is that teens haven’t learned what to look for while driving … Driving is more than just reacting. Driving requires learning from your experience so that you can better anticipate hazards. See more here.

Arizona Bans New Teen Drivers From Using Cellphones
The Arizona House has joined the Senate in approving legislation banning texting or other cellphone use by drivers with only a learners permit or during the first six months teenagers have a regular license.

Arizona now bans teens from texting or otherwise using their cellphones during the first six months they have a license or while they have a learners permit.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed the legislation Thursday, saying in a letter that while he doesn't believe blanket bans on drivers using cellphones are effective, he would go further and ban texting for all minors.

"The state already regulates a number of things when it comes to early driving by teens. And for good reason," Ducey wrote. "For our youth, these laws can act as a teacher." Read more here.

How to keep your teen driver safe this summer
Summertime can be dangerous for teen drivers. Check out these tips from Drive Smart Georgia on how to keep your teen driver safe this summer. In 2017, the last day for most schools in Atlanta is Thursday, May 25th.  Summer can be a blast for young people as they say goodbye to tests, projects and mountains of homework. They suddenly have a ton of free time, which is a good thing for stressed-out teens. It can also be a bad thing in terms of being safe on the road. In the summer, teen drivers are not just driving to and from school. It may also be the first time they drive with their peers in the car.

The most dangerous time of the year for teen drivers kicks off on Memorial Day and lasts through Labor Day. Because more car accidents happen during this time of year, it has its own name: “the 100 deadliest days of summer.” According to AAA, an average of 10 people die from car crashes involving a teen driver every day in the summer. Read more here.

Intersection Safety Videos
Videos on intersection safety are available to any interested driver education instructors. These videos were provided by Mark O’Brien, Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services and the State of Montana. For a full list of these videos go here.

We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members:

Professional Level:

Lee Axdahl (SD)

Tracy McCormick (IL)

Fran Bellinger (HI)

Scott Fisher (CA)

Gus Lovett (NC)

Melanie Nakashima (HI)

Cheryl Coffey (CO)

Thomas Bryant (MI)

Tim Branum (AR)

Matt Wilkinson (NC)

Frank Unruh (MI)

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