June 2019 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

Conference 2019

ADTSEA 3.0 Curriculum Now Available for Download!

May 27 - August 11, 2019 National Child Heatstroke Prevention

National Ride to Work Day - June 17, 2019

Recalls Safety Campaign

Recalls Campaign Research Report

Summer Driving Tips

“Our Roads, Our Safety” Public Service Announcements Launched

Video Contest Winners

ADED Course Schedule

2 of 3 Parents Read Texts While Driving

Chilton County Schools in Clanton, Alabama holds Driver’s Education Road-e-o

Parallel Parking Could Be Dropped From Michigan Driver's Ed Test Under New Bill

AAA 100 Deadliest Days

2019 Governor’s Transportation Safety Awards Announced

On the Road Again…Crashes and Other Road Risks for Teen Drivers with ADHD

Gen Z Less Eager to Start Driving

Driving Essentials XE Review: Xbox Simulator Is No Game

We would like to welcome our newest ADTSEA Members

 

Events

State Conferences

 

National Conferences

ADTSEA
Jul 21-24, 2019

NSSP
Jul 20-22, 2019

ADED
Aug 9-13, 2019

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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 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 Concurrent Pre-Conference Workshops
Sunday, July 21 from 8 am – 12 pm

  • Behind-the-Wheel Teaching Theories Workshop – with instructors Rich Hanson and Robin Bordner, the workshop will cover select topics from the ANSTSE Teaching and Learning Theories for BTW Course.
  • Drug Trends and Impairment Symptomatology Workshop – with law enforcement Officer Jay Riggins, the workshop will cover the latest trends in the use and abuse of both licit and illicit drugs and other chemicals. Best practices for the identification of use, raising awareness, and prevention will also be discussed.

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.


May 27 - August 11, 2019 National Child Heatstroke Prevention
National Child Heatstroke Prevention Day - July 31

These are the current stats as of 5/23/2019:

  • Child heatstroke fatalities this year: 9
  • Child heatstroke fatalities in 2018: 52 
  • Child heatstroke fatalities in 2017: 43 
  • National average of child heatstroke fatalities per year since 1998: 38
  • Total number of child heatstroke fatalities from 1998 - present: 803

Find and share campaign information for parents, caregivers, schools and organizations, and remind everyone to  Look Before You Lock

 

National Ride to Work Day - June 17, 2019
Motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges as any other motor vehicle operator on the road. Use these materials and resources to promote motorcycle safety in your community.

 

Recalls Safety Campaign
NHTSA manages vehicle safety recalls, sets vehicle safety standards, and requires automakers to recall vehicles that have safety defects or do not meet those standards. Check your car for recalls at least twice a year, and sign up to receive alerts about new recalls at nhtsa.gov/recalls


Recalls Campaign Research Report

NHTSA wants to increase awareness and utilization of its nhtsa.gov/recalls website and has developed an online campaign to help build awareness and usage among the general population including the auto-buying public and select target audiences. Click here to read this report.

 

Summer Driving Tips
Of the many great things about summertime, few match the fun of a family road trip. Before you hook up that new boat or camper or hit the road with your family or friends in your car, SUV, pickup, or RV, take the time to review these summer travel safety tips. Prevention and planning may take a little time up front, but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown - or worse yet, a highway crash - later.

For more information, go to NHTSA Summer Driving Tips.

 

“Our Roads, Our Safety” Public Service Announcements Launched
ADTSEA has formed a partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Through this partnership FMCSA has launched new public service announcements (PSAs) on sharing the road with large vehicles. These PSA’s and materials can be put on your state websites and delivered to driver education providers, instructors, parents and teens. One of ADTSEA’s members and driving instructor, Greg Mangan is featured in a PSA.

Video Contest Winners
Stay Awake! Stay Alive Contest Winners – 1st place: Ryan Mullane – “Hand em’ Over”, 2nd place: Edward Stanley – “Awake Around the Clock”, 3rd place: Kaylin Connors – “Feeling Tired? Pull Over.” Click here for the winning PSA’s

Drive Safe Atlanta 2019 – Caleb C. 13 of Durham Middle School – click here for the winning PSA “Don’t Trust Luck.”

Safe Rides-Save Lives PSA Contest Winner – John P. Stevens High School Creative Creations in Edison, NJ won a $3,500 prize for their school – click here for the winning PSA “Continue to Thrive. Don’t Drink and Drive.”

 

 

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

 

2 of 3 Parents Read Texts While Driving
Despite countless public service messages warning against texting and driving, more than two-thirds of parents have read a text while behind the wheel and roughly half have written a text while driving, a new survey finds. Read the full article here.

 

Chilton County Schools in Clanton, Alabama holds Driver’s Education Road-e-o
During the event, student drivers had to navigate an obstacle course of traffic cones and complete common driving tasks. The Driver’s Education Road-e-o is a program offered by the State Department of Education’s driver and safety education department. Jeremy Seamon with the department said the event is an opportunity for “driver’s education teachers to showcase the hard work they put on all year … and give the kids a good reward for being good drivers.” Read the full article here.

 

Parallel Parking Could Be Dropped From Michigan Driver's Ed Test Under New Bill
It’s probably the most dreaded portion of the driving test for new motorists in Michigan: parallel parking. Now a bill introduced by a state lawmaker is aimed at getting rid of the requirement in Michigan. The practice would still be taught in driver’s education courses. Read the full article here.

 

AAA 100 Deadliest Days
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, there is a sharp increase in automobile fatalities involving teen drivers. In 2016, more than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver during this time period, known as the “100 Deadliest Days.” That’s an average of 10 people per day – a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Read the full article here.

 

2019 Governor’s Transportation Safety Awards Announced
Virginia’s top transportation safety advocates were honored last week during a ceremony at Virginia’s Highway Safety Summit in Roanoke, VA. Vanessa Wigand, Coordinator for Health Education, Physical Education and Driver Education, Virginia Department of Education
is one of the individuals who was recognized as a national leader in driver education because of her tireless efforts. Read the full article here.

 

On the Road Again…Crashes and Other Road Risks for Teen Drivers with ADHD
When teens first get their driver’s license, everyone hopes that the driver’s education training they had will be successful in making them safe and appropriately cautious drivers. But what happens when a teen with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) gets their license? Does their impulsivity mean they throw caution to the wind even if on medication for this behavioral disorder? Read the full article here.

 

Gen Z Less Eager to Start Driving
According to Adrienne Roberts of the Wall Street Journal, only around 25% of 16-year olds are getting their driver’s licenses compared to about 50% in 1983. A prominent factor throughout the changing phenomenon is simply the lack of needing a driver’s license to do anything in the new millennium, but finances is a huge contributor as well. Read the full article here.

 

Driving Essentials XE Review: Xbox Simulator Is No Game
Driving Essentials XE, a new driving simulator available on the Xbox One became available for download through the Microsoft Store earlier this year. The simulator claims to offer “a complete training curriculum which teaches your teen driver to learn and refine critical skills essential to safe driving.” Driving Essential XE was created by Virtual Driver Interactive, a company that provides simulation-based driver training to multiple industries and a corporate member of ADTSEA. Founder and CEO, Bob Davis, came up with the idea for the technology and realized “video game technology could be used for something much more important than entertainment – driver safety.” Read the full article here.

 

Corporate Member of the Month

U-Haul International, Inc.

WWW.UHAUL.COM


Phone: 602-760-4936

Email:   Tom Prefling tom_prefling@uhaul.com

              John Heiland john_heiland@uhaul.com


We would like to welcome our newest ADTSEA Members

State Association:

ADTSEA Maryland

Professional Level: 

Allen Poole, GA

Cheryl Hardy, NH

Robert Baca, NM

Rick Heuslein, NH

Justin Budd, WY

Jim Fraser, MD

Scott Brown, VT

Rosamond Stevens, ME

Beth Kohler, ME

Heather Zuk, VT

Jerahmeel Diaz, US Military


 


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