NHTSA/ Driver Education Toolkit
A collection of studies and reports put together by NHTSA with the assistance from national driver education community of experts and practitioners is now available at http://www.nhtsa.gov/DriverEducationProgram. Taken together, this impressive assembly of information and guidelines should give the States their best chance to produce safe young drivers.
JST DRV Radio PSA Contest
The JST DRV Radio PSA Contest, sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation and NSSP, the National Student Safety Program of the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) has extended their entry date to May 31, 2012. See the press release here.
Driver Education Curriculum Version 3.0
In June 2012, ADTSEA will release a revised curriculum for driver educators. This is a complete package containing curriculum lesson plans; enhanced learning activities and worksheets, still picture illustrations, short video clips and videos imbedded in the DVD. The package includes 2 DVDs, 1 CD , 1 hard copy 3.0 curriculum and 1 copy of AAA How to Drive (14th Edition). Advance sale orders are now being accepted. Please click here for the brochure including an order form or go to our online store.
56th Annual ADTSEA Conference
Early registration for the 2012 ADTSEA Conference in Appleton, Wisconsin ends May 31, 2012. Don’t miss out on the discounted price, register now! 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 Stephen Bargatze, an internationally acclaimed comedian and motivational speaker; Ron Cole, a motivational speaker who delivers his message through the use of concerts; Dr. Terry Kline, Professor at Eastern Kentucky University and ADTSEA Corporate Members. Click here for more information and registration forms.
Exhibitors: Reserve Your Space Today!
Exhibitors will be allotted 20 minutes during the Opening General Session on Sunday July 15, 2012 to introduce yourself, your company and describe how your product helps driver education teachers meet national standards. Exhibits will be open from 4:30 pm Sunday evening until Tuesday at 9:00 am. During scheduled exhibit hours there will be no conflicting program activities. This is an excellent opportunity for you to display your products and talk to traffic safety specialists from across the country. Please click here for more information and the exhibitor application form.
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! Click here to find out more and download registration information.
Teen Girls Twice as Likely as Teen Boys to Use Electronic Devices While Driving
Teen Girls are twice as likely as teen boys to use cell phones and other electronic devices while driving, according to a new in-car video study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Electronic devices were the most commonly observed distracted driving activity for new teen drivers of both genders, although video captured many other serious distractions as well. Please click here for more information.
New Survey Shows Most Licensed Teen Drivers Still Text While Driving; Critical Parent–Teen Conversations Decline Once Teen Has License — Just When Dangers Are Highest
A new State Farm® survey, conducted in February by Harris Interactive, shows the majority of teens with driver's licenses, 57 percent; admit to texting while driving, despite the widespread attention surrounding the dangers of this risky practice. The State Farm survey was conducted by telephone in the United States among 652 14-17 year olds, including 280 who have a driver's license or permit. These results come from a follow-up to a 2010 State Farm survey, and the numbers are virtually unchanged. Click here to read the full article.