March 2019 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

Conference 2019

National Road Safety Foundation Contest for Teens

Saint Patrick's Day

Traffic Safety Facts: Large Trucks, 2017 Data

ADED Course Schedule

Teenager Fatality Facts for 2017 – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

NTSB Issues 2019 – 2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements

What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Teen Drivers – Consumer Reports

Making the World Safer for Pedestrians – Consumer Reports

Dangerous by Design – Pedestrian Fatalities

Can An Xbox Driving Game Actually Make A Teen More Cautious On The Road?

Corporate Member of the Month

We would like to welcome our newest ADTSEA Members

 

Events

State Conferences

NDTSEA
Mar 21-23, 2019

SDTSEA
Mar 22-23, 2019

MDTSEA (MN)
Apr 5-6, 2019

WDTSEA
Apr 5-6, 2019

NCDTSEA
Apr 11-13, 2019

MTEA
Apr 28-30, 2019

IHSCDEA 
May 1-3, 2019

MDTSEA (MI)
May 11, 2019

Regional Conferences

Pac NW
Mar 1-3, 2019

NETSEA
Apr 12, 2019

National Conferences

ADTSEA
Jul 21-24, 2019

NSSP
Jul 20-22, 2019

ADED
Aug 9-13, 2019

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Mark your Calendars!

2019 ADTSEA Conference
July 21-24, 2019
Burlington, Vermont

2019 NSSP Conference
July 19-22, 2019
Burlington, Vermont


A preliminary conference agenda has been added to the website. There will be two concurrent pre-conference workshops on Sunday, July 21 from 8 am – 12 pm. The workshops will be “Behind-the-Wheel Teaching Theories”, which will cover select topics from the ANSTSE Teaching and Learning Theories for BTW Course and Drug Trends and Impairment Symptomatology, which will cover the latest trends in the use and abuse of both licit and illicit drugs and other chemicals. Best practices for the identification of use, raising awareness, and prevention will also be discussed. Information on host outings has also been added to the website. An evening outing for conference attendees includes a Diner Cruise on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Registration for all host outings are included on the conference registration form. ADTSEA now has online conference registration or you can complete the printable registration form. Click here for more information on the conference. We hope to see you in Burlington!

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National Road Safety Foundation Contest for Teens
Attention teachers in Georgia, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia!  The National Road Safety Foundation is sponsoring a contest for teens in these states.  They can win $2,000 and the winner’s teacher gets $100. 

 

Teens in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. can enter Drive Safe D.C. through March 5 with ideas for a PSA about distracted driving.  The finished spot will debut at theWashington Auto Show before airing nationally. 

For info, visit www.nrsf.org/teenlane/content/contests and click on DriveSafe.

 

Saint Patrick's Day
Social Norming Campaign - Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
Each year, St. Patrick’s Day - March 17 - is celebrated with city parades, funny leprechaun hats, and plenty o’ green beer. Unfortunately, it often ends with risky drunk drivers taking to the streets when the parties end. Drunk driving accounts for nearly one-third of vehicle-related fatalities in the United States. This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If you plan to go out and enjoy the evening with alcohol, make sure you refrain from driving. Review these facts and share the word about the dangers of drunk driving so you can continue merry-making for all the St. Paddy’s Days to come.
Use these marketing tools to reach out to your community about the dangers of drinking and driving on this day. These materials will partner your office with other States, communities, and organizations on this drunk driving prevention initiative:

Traffic Safety Facts: Large Trucks, 2017 Data
In 2017 there were 4,761 people killed in crashes involving large trucks. Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks increased by 9.0 percent from 4,369 in 2016 to 4,761 in
2017. Over a 10-year period there was a 12-percent increase in the total number of people killed in large-truck crashes, from 4,245 fatalities in 2008 to 4,761 fatalities in 2017. Of the fatalities in 2017:

  • 72 percent (3,450) were occupants of other vehicles;
  • 18 percent (841) were occupants of large trucks; and
  • 10 percent (470) were nonoccupants (pedestrians, pedalcyclists, etc.).

From 2016 to 2017 there was a 9-percent increase in the number of occupants of other vehicles killed, and a 1-percent decrease in the number of nonoccupants killed. This is the highest number of other occupants killed in the most recent 10-year period (2008 to 2017), and the second highest number of nonoccupants killed in that 10-year period. For the full fact sheet click here.

 

Teenager Fatality Facts for 2017 – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
A total of 2,734 teenagers ages 13-19 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2017. This is 69 percent fewer than in 1975 and 4 percent fewer than in 2016. In 2017, 53 percent of the deaths of teenage passengers in passenger vehicles occurred in vehicles driven by another teenager. In 2017, belt use among fatally injured passenger vehicle drivers age 16 (58 percent), 17 (47 percent) and 18 (51 percent) was higher than among fatally injured drivers age 19 (43 percent) and those ages 20-59 (43 percent), but lower than among drivers 60 and older combined (63 percent). Among fatally injured 16-19 year-old occupants, belt use among passengers (36 percent) was considerably lower than among drivers (49 percent). Teenage motor vehicle crash deaths in 2017 occurred most frequently from 9 p.m. to midnight (17 percent), followed closely by the time between 6 and 9 p.m. (16 percent) and between 3 and 6 p.m. (16 percent). For the full report click here.

 

NTSB Issues 2019 – 2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements
​The National Transportation Safety Board announced its 2019 – 2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, during an event held at the National Press Club, Monday.

Eliminate Distractios graphicFirst issued in 1990, the NTSB Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements serves as the agency’s primary advocacy tool to help save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce property damage resulting from transportation accidents. To see the 10 items on the list click here.

 

 

What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Teen Drivers – Consumer Reports
Two teens in a car.Practical tips for guiding them through these dangerous years. This article looks at some important steps parents can take in conjunction with their state’s GDL restrictions to help young drivers get as much good driving experience while remaining as safe as possible. These include leading by example, carefully considering the car they are driving, safety tips for teen drivers, and managing your child’s supervised practice. For the full article click here.

 

Making the World Safer for Pedestrians – Consumer Reports
What automakers and cities need to do to make streets safer for people? Auto-safety How to make the world safer for pedestrians, shown on crosswalk.experts have been increasingly alarmed by the rising number of pedestrians killed by vehicles over the past decade. Some types of traffic deaths have been declining, but the number of pedestrians fatally hit by vehicles has gone up over time—and at an increasing rate. In 2009 there were 4,109 such deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). By 2017 it was 5,977, a 45 percent increase.

Experts stress that speed makes a big difference when cars collide with people. In the U.S., the average risk of severe injury to a pedestrian increases to 90 percent at an impact speed of 48 mph from just 10 percent at 17 mph. Slowing cars down before a collision is crucial. Reducing speed even a little can be beneficial in terms of fatalities and the seriousness of injuries. Click here for the full report.

 

Dangerous by Design – Pedestrian Fatalities
Between 2008 and 2017, drivers struck and killed 49,340 people who were walking on streets all across the United States. That’s more than 13 people per day, or one person every hour and 46 minutes. It’s the equivalent of a jumbo jet full of people crashing—with no survivors—every single month. Dangerous by Design 2019 takes a closer look at this alarming epidemic. This report ranks states and metropolitan areas around the country and measures how deadly it is for people to walk based on the number of people struck and killed by drivers while walking.

 

Can An Xbox Driving Game Actually Make A Teen More Cautious On The Road?
Virtual Driver Interactive hopes to teach teens everywhere to avoid rather than chase danger by meeting them where they are -- on Xbox. Founder and chief executive Bob Davis started researching how to manufacture and scale a system to be affordable for https://thumbor.forbes.com/thumbor/960x0/https%3A%2F%2Fblogs-images.forbes.com%2Fjuliewalmsley%2Ffiles%2F2019%2F02%2FDistracted-Driving-1-1200x675.jpgfamilies and usable with an ordinary teen's skills. Only some states offer driver education in public high schools. His son suggested Xbox one day when Davis was thinking aloud about how to get it into people's homes rather than schools or other public destinations.

After two years of development, Driving Essentials XE arrives in the Microsoft Store next month. It is a single title offering 10 lessons in avoiding distraction and responding safely in hazardous conditions. For the full article click here.

 

Corporate Member of the Month

 

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We would like to welcome our newest ADTSEA Members

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Overbeke School of Driving, OH
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Professional Level: 

Roseann Chan, HI

Richard Foster, MI

Dee Savage, MI


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