56th Annual ADTSEA Conference
Registration has begun for the 2012 ADTSEA Conference in Appleton, Wisconsin. Watch your mail for your registration packets including host outing information. You can find more information on the ADTSEA website here.
2012 Annual Teen Leadership Conference
The National Student Safety Program Annual Teen Leadership Training Conference invites teens from across the nation to share their peer education activities and projects, learn about new ideas and campaigns they can conduct in their schools and communities, and enjoy a memorable conference experience! Find out more and download registration information here.
Friends of Frank Kenel
Frank is out of the hospital and living with his daughter in Mississippi. If you have time he would like to hear from you.
His cell phone number is 407-718-5243. We all wish Frank good health.
More Teens Take Driver Ed in States That Require It
A new Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) study funded by State Farm® released today reveals disparities in formal driver education (DE) participation. Although 79 percent of public high school students with driver licenses reported participating in formal DE, several subgroups of teens had substantially lower levels of DE before licensure. These disparities were mitigated in states where DE was mandated by state law. Read more here.
New Study: Teen Driver Deaths Increase in 2011
First Increase in Eight Years Raises Concerns
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that the number of 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths in passenger vehicles increased slightly for the first six months of 2011, based on preliminary data supplied by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Overall, 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths increased from 190 to 211 – an 11 percent increase. If the trend continued for the second half of 2011, it will mark the end of eight straight years of cumulative declines in deaths for this age group. Read more here.
Teen Drivers 50 Percent More Likely to Crash in First Month of Unsupervised Driving Than After First Year Behind the Wheel
WASHINGTON, D.C.—According to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, teen drivers are approximately 50 percent more likely to crash in the first month of driving than they are after a full year of experience driving on their own, and are nearly twice as likely to crash as they are after two full years of experience. Read more here.