June eNewsletter

Center for Disease Control Resources

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers the following resources to the ADTSEA Membership.

Show that you support parents in their efforts to keep teens safe behind the wheel. Choose a button and then copy and paste the code into your Facebook or MySpace page, Web site, portal home page, or blog. If you have JavaScript enabled, you may also use the Copy Code button. Please visit http://www.cdc.gov/ParentsAreTheKey/socialmedia/buttons.html to view the CDC Buttons.
The "Parents Are the Key" widget is an interactive quiz to test your safe teen driving know-how. Place the widget on your Web site, portal home page, or blog to help others learn why parents are the key to safe teen driving. Please visit http://www.cdc.gov/ParentsAreTheKey/socialmedia/widget.html to view the CDL Widget.

The CDC invites all ADTSEA members to become fans of the CDC Facebook page to support safe teen driving: www.facebook.com/cdcparentsarethekey

ADTSEA Conference News

The 2011 ADTSEA Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii is fast approaching. If you have not registered or made your hotel reservations please do so soon. For more information about the conference please click here.

At the General Session 3 on Tuesday morning at 9:00 am, Administrator Strickland will be speaking on a National Perspective in Traffic Safety. He will be joined by Mr. Mike Calvin, Vice President of AAMVA, who will address the Department of Motor Vehicles role in driver education.

During this session we will be joined by Dr. David Manning, Region 9 Administrator from San Francisco, CA., Mr. Jim Wright, Driver Education Program Specialist, NHTSA, Washington, DC., and Ms. Lee Nagano, Highway Safety Manager, Hawaii Department of Transportation.

You are encouraged to participate in a question and answer session at the conclusion of this session. 

Conference Door Prizes:  ADTSEA Conference Host Committee is seeking items for door prizes at the conference. Donations can be mailed to Fred Nagao, 841 11TH Ave, Honolulu, HI  96816 or brought to the registration table upon your arrival. 

Update on Allen Robinson, ADTSEA CEO

As many of you may already know, Allen Robinson, ADTSEA CEO underwent an operation for a triple heart bypass on May 4, 2011. The surgery and his recovery have gone very well. His recovery is expected to take at least six weeks. He has begun working in the office this week for about an hour each day and is expected to increase his work to two hours each day starting next week. Allen and Becky Robinson extend their appreciation to all of you for sending flowers and cards and for keeping them in your thoughts and prayers. 

ADTSEA to Participate in Strategic Plan Development for National Driver Education Standards

Past President, Chuck Lehning will represent ADTSEA on the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards, Strategic Plan Development Project at the Association Advisory Committee meeting on June 13-14, 2011 in Herndon, Virginia. The Strategic Plan is designed to set the objective and priorities of the driver education community for improving the effectiveness of driver education for the coming decades. Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with Mr. Lehning. Click here to see the Strategic Plan on our Projects page.

Mississippi Teen Wins National Contest for Best Distracted Driving Radio AD

NEW YORK, June, 2011 --  A ninth-grader at Sumner Hill Junior High School in Clinton, Mississippi, has been named the winner of the first JST DRV National Distracted Driving PSA Competition, sponsored by the National Road Safety Foundation and NSSP (National Student Safety Program), the youth arm of the American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association. Read more.

ADTSEA Website Update

As most of you have seen, the ADTSEA website has undergone significant changes within the last month. If you have not visited the ADTSEA website recently we encourage you to do so. Previous months of the ADTSEA monthly eNewsletter are easier to find on the new website. Please feel free to browse the eNewsletter archive. We also encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas for the continued improvement and growth of the ADTSEA website by sending your comment to office@adtsea.org.

Within the next month we will launch the new ADTSEA Store making it easier for you to purchase ADTSEA products as well as other products from ADTSEA Corporate Members. Please be sure to check back.

Upcoming Events

2011 ADTSEA Conference
7/16 - 7/20
Ala Moana Hotel
410a Atkinson Dr.
Honolulu , HI 96814

MI State Conf.
August 12th
Email Mary Kay Relich for details
8411 Meadowrock Dr
Rockford , MI 49341

VA State Conf.
9/30 - 10/1
Email Lisa McDaniels for details
1923 Windsor Rd
Petersburg , VA 23805

2011 VADETS Conference
9/30 - 10/1
Email Dick Tyson for details
Holiday Inn Select
601 Main St
Lynchburg , VA 24505

WA State Conf.
10/7 - 10/8
Email Gerald Apple for details
1803 Capital Way
Olympia , WA 98501

SC State Conf.
November 18th
Email Andrew Johnson for details
2402 Four Holes Rd
Orangeburg , SC 29115

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