March eNewsletter

The National Road Safety Foundation’s
JST DRV PSA Contest Has Begun!
The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) and National Student Safety Program (NSSP) are looking for the best ideas for radio public service announcements, conceived by young people and aimed at young people, to alert them to the dangers of distracted driving.  For more information and to submit your entry go to

AT & T It Can Wait Campaign
We at the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) are pleased by the recent developments and steps taken by AT&T to eliminate the tragic practice of texting while driving.
As a national advocate for quality traffic safety education and the professional association which represents traffic safety educators, we know full well how dangerous drivers can be when they are distracted.
Taking a pledge to no longer text and drive is a serious commitment that we strongly believe in, and one that we encourage our members and educators to learn more about.  More information about the pledge can be found on the campaign’s website,

2013 TEA Information is available on the ADTSEA Website
The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association’s (ADTSEA) Teacher Excellence Award (TEA) sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF), honors outstanding driver and traffic safety educators.  To see the criteria and requirements for the award and to fill out a nomination form, click here.

ADTSEA Website Update
We have added a new section to the ADTSEA Website for our Institutional Members.  These members are grouped by state and will allow our members and visitors to the ADTSEA website locate schools and organizations in their area.
Institutional Members
  Join as an Institutional Member Here!

Mark your Calendars!

July 14 – 17, 2013
57th Annual ADTSEA Conference

This year’s conference is titled “Adopting and Implementing Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards” and will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton in Portland, ME.  Our ADTSEA program planners have an extensive list of presenters for each division session.  The General Sessions combine national leaders, motivational speakers and awards recognition. This year the General Session speakers include Ed Gerety, Certified Speaking Professional/Author; Robert Green, President, Survive The Drive, Inc. and Teresa Bolick, Ph.D., licensed psychologist with a special interest in neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism and Asperger Syndrome. The Bishop Forum speaker is Debbie Silver, speaker, author and humorist. For more information and registration forms visit our website at

July 13 – 15, 2013
2013 Annual NSSP 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! This year’s conference is titled “DIRIGO!” (I Lead!). Click here for the NSSP Conference.

St. Cloud State University Teacher Preparation Course
St. Cloud State University offers a driver education teacher preparation course as well as a partial program during the summer months.  They hope to service participants that do not have access to a driver education teacher preparation program from a local university in their geographic area.  St. Cloud State University is sensitive to all programs that continue to offer driver education teacher preparation courses and wants to make certain all programs have sufficient enrollments to function accordingly.  They are offering help for the geographically remote students with an option that may work for them. 

Click here for the Summer 2013 Calendar.
Also Available from St. Cloud State University:
St. Cloud State University, Continuing Studies Driver Education Teacher Preparation Information:
Undergrad course descriptions:
St. Cloud State University Graduate Certificate Information:
The above program meets the requirements of the Minnesota Board of Teaching, rule M-CAR 8700.4901. It is important that the applicant have sufficient credits (13) to meet the most recent Board of Teaching requirements.

National Safety Council Estimates First National Increase in Traffic Deaths Since 2005
The National Safety Council announced its preliminary estimate that approximately 36,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2012. This marks a five percent upsurge from 2011 and is the first increase since 2004 to 2005. Crash injuries requiring medical attention also are estimated to have risen by five percent since 2011 to a total of 3.9 million.

Teens across the country Acting Out Loud for traffic safety
For teens, summer is the deadliest season on our roadways. That's why National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) is asking teens to join with them and help make some NOYS for safer summer driving.
Right now, NOYS and its partners are gearing up to support the Global Youth Traffic Safety Month campaign, held each year in May to kick off the summer season for young drivers. And they could use your help.

Upcoming Events

Pacific NW Driver & Traffic Safety 2013 Conference
March 15th & 16th
Red Lion on the River
Portland, Oregon
More Information

NYSDTSEA 2013 Conference
March 16th, 2013
Turning Stone Conference Center
Verona, NY
More Information

NDDTSEA 2013 Conference
April 4th - 6th, 2013
Seven Seas Hotel
Mandan, ND
Contact Carol Thurn

WDTSEA/DPI 2013 Conference
April 5th & 6th, 2013
Turning Stone Conference Center/Resort/Casino
Stevens Point, WI
Contact Doug Coons

TDTSEA 2013 Conference
April 12th & 13th

Northeast ISD Community Education Building
San Antonio, TX
More Information

MEDTSEA 2013 Conference
April 26th, 2013
Fireside Inn & Suites
Portland, ME
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