March 2014 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

Survey for the Development of the ADTSEA 4.0 Curriculum

2014 ADTSEA Elections

NRSF JST DRV Contest

In Memory of Dr. Francis Carl Kenel

2014 Annual ADTSEA Conference    

2014 Annual NSSP Conference

Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education (MDTSEA)
Annual Conference

St. Cloud State University is refreshing the available pool of adjunct faculty members to teach Traffic Safety Education courses.  

A Father Offers Lessons for Parents on Safe Teen Driving

Students Campaign Against Texting and Driving

 

Upcoming Events

NYSDTEA 2014
Conference

March 7th & 8th

CASE 2014 Conference

March 15th

MDTSEA 2014 Conference

March 22nd

NDDTSEA 2014 Conference

March 27th - 29th

 

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Survey for the Development of the ADTSEA 4.0 Curriculum
The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) is conducting a survey to assist with the development of a new and improved 4.0 curriculum. We would like to seek your assistance to determine ways to improve and update the curriculum. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
To complete the survey please use the following link to Survey Monkey:

2014 ADTSEA Elections
The 2014 ADTSEA elections will be conducted electronically using Survey Monkey.  Beginning March 1, 2014, watch your email for a link and instructions on how to cast your vote.  You can view the candidates and read their biographies on the ADTSEA website at www.adtsea.org.

NRSF JST DRV Contest
The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) and the Hawaiian Department of Education 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.
http://www.nationalroadsafety.org/teenlane/content/jstdrv-contest
All entries must be postmarked by April 1st, 2014.

In Memory of Dr. Francis Carl Kenel

Dr. Francis Carl Kenel, age 84 of Middleton, Tennessee, formerly of Silver Spring, Maryland, departed this life Thursday morning, February 6, 2014 at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM March 15, 2014 at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home in Silver Spring, Maryland with Father Kevin Cusick officiating, and an interment service will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, where his wife is buried.
To view full obituary click here.

2014 Annual ADTSEA Conference
The 58th Annual ADTSEA Conference will be held on July 13-16, 2014 in Wichita, Kansas at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport Hotel.
Early Bird registration ends June 1, 2014.

DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport
Reservations: 1-800-247-4458
Ask for the ADTSEA Conference Room of $106.00 per night
For more information visit our website at www.adtsea.org.

2014 Annual NSSP Conference
July 12-14, 2014 – Double Tree by Hilton at Wichita Airport, Kansas
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 “Shining in Safety”.
For more information visit our website here.

Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education (MDTSEA)
Annual Conference
The Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education (MDTSEA) will be holding their annual conference on April 4 and 5, 2014.  It will be held at the Kelly Inn in St. Cloud, MN.  MDTSEA is the professional organization of the high school driver educators in Minnesota.  Some of our members are commercial school teachers also.  Check out MDTSEA and information about the conference on their web site at www.mdtsea.net and clicking on the appropriate icon.

St. Cloud State University is refreshing the available pool of adjunct faculty members to teach Traffic Safety Education courses.  
If you are interested go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stcloudstate/default.cfm
for more information:

A Father Offers Lessons for Parents on Safe Teen Driving
Glastonbury, Connecticut-When it comes to teenage driving, Tim Hollister wants parents to remember that the most important messages they can give their children involve passengers, alcohol, curfew, texting and seatbelts. As a father of a teenage driver, Hollister thought he was educated parent until his son, Reid, was killed in a 2006 crash. Since Reid's death, Hollister, a Bloomfield, resident, has been helping to craft the state's new graduated driver's licensing law and getting his safe-driving message out to parents and teens across the state. On Wednesday, Hollister was the guest of the Glastonbury Education Foundation for a presentation on teen safe driving in front of a packed Riverfront Community Center crowd. Hollister is the author of "Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen through the Dangers of Driving." He also writes a blog — http://www.fromreidsdad.org — to help parents navigate "the most dangerous times of their children's lives. "Hollister called the fatalities and injuries from teen driving a "true public safety crisis that demands our attention." "I was not a well-informed parent," he said. "The parenting piece is neglected. My mantra is: There is no such thing as a safe teen driver." Read the entire article here.

Students Campaign Against Texting and Driving
Dearborn, Michigan-These day’s texting and teenager seem almost synonymous, but a group of Edsel Ford High School students is asking drivers of all ages to put away the phone while they’re behind the wheel. Students from the Link Crew have been reminding students of the dangers of distracted driving and on Tuesday night took their message to the larger public during the basketball game against Garden City. The night included a driving simulator that imitates what it is like to drive distracted or intoxicated. “This is a way of targeting the community, instead of just the school,” said senior Hadeel  Haidar. She gave a speech during half time of the varsity game explaining the dangers of distracted driving. More than 3,000 teens a year die from distracted driving, which includes things like texting or using a cellphone while driving. Teens quadruple their risk of crashing if they use a cellphone while driving. “That’s probably the biggest crowd affected by distracted driving,” Haidar said of teenagers. However, she and other students complained they had seen their parents drive distracted, checking phone messages or Facebook while they were behind the wheel. The Link Crew students had set up a table and asked those coming in for the basketball game to sign a pledge that they would not text while driving. The form included a spot for parents and student to sign. Teacher Tara Haddad said this is the third year the group received a $2,000 grant from AAA and Ford to promote safer driving. Read more here.

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