Preliminary Program for 2011 ADTSEA Conference
The preliminary program agenda for the July 16-20, 2011 Annual ADTSEA National Conference in Honolulu, HI is now available at http://www.adtsea.org/adtsea/conference/2011/Default.aspx.
DOT's Distracted Driving Materials
Distraction.gov (www.distraction.gov) is the hub for all of DOT's distracted driving materials. This includes PSAs and the entire "Faces of Distracted Driving" video series (www.distraction.gov/faces). Links will soon be available on the site for downloading. Visit the PSA "Calling Plan" and other PSA videos at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMIxk-LbwyE.
Project Ignition News Release
The teen driver safety initiative Project Ignition http://ny.lc/sf-pi, sponsored by State Farm and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council, has selected 26 high schools http://ny.lc/pi-top26 from the United States and Canada that will receive $2,000 each to implement student-led campaigns this school year. Click here to view the full release.
Indiana See Drop in Teen Drivers Involved in Crashes
The Indiana Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) system thus far appears to have had positive effects in reducing the number of teen drivers involved in crashes. As a share of all drivers in crashes, those under age 18 decreased from six to just over four percent.
On July 1, 2010, Indiana implemented the second phase in its GDL system. As of January 2011, there now exist six months of data on the first cohort of teenagers (ages 15 to 17) to enter the GDL system in Indiana. CCJR's recently released issue brief presents research findings utilizing police-reported crash data to analyze preliminary results on crash reduction for this group as a result of GDL implementation. Additional information on Indiana traffic safety issues can be found through the CCJR and ICJI websites.
Center for Disease Control Information
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) makes resourses for driver education teachers available. Please click on the links below for valuable resourses. http://www.cdc.gov/ParentsAreTheKey/socialmedia/buttons.html
Teens Invites to Help Spread Safe Driving Message
Reminder: The National Road Safety Foundation and National Organizations for Youth (NOYS) host a search for best youth-generated ideas for Distracted Driving public service message. Winner gets $1,000 and a trip to NY City to work with award-winning director, as the winner's idea is made into professional PSA for national broadcast. Click here for more information.