May 2018 eNewsletter

In This Issue:


ADTSEA Conference 2018

2018 ADTSEA Host Outings with the Illinois Host Committee

ADED 2018 2 Day Course Schedule

Illinois High School and College Driver Education Association

May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

May Traffic Safety Campaigns

Don’t Drink and Drive on Cinco de Mayo,
May 5, 2018

National Seat Belt Mobilization

National Tire Safety Week, May 28 – June 3, 2018

Distraction Tops Drivers’ List of Growing Dangers on the Road

Road to Zero Presents Plan to Eliminate Roadway Deaths

Corporate Member of the Month

Save The Date

Newest ADTSEA Members

Upcoming Events

May 2-4, 2018

CDE Teen Traffic Safety Event
May 4, 2018

Jul 20-23, 2018

Jul 22-25, 2018

Aug 10-14, 2018

Oct 2018

Oct 12-13, 2018

Oct 26-27, 2018

Nov 15-16, 2018

Nov 30, 2018

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In Honor of Frank Kenel
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.

Each nominee must complete and submit the form, Nomination for Teacher Excellence Award, as well as a resume', Power Point program demonstrating your innovation in teaching, and written responses to questions. Signatures by ADTSEA State or Regional affiliates officers are required. Submissions may be mailed electronically to  All materials are due May 11, 2018.

The non-profit National Road Safety Foundation has been a strong supporter of driver education throughout its more than 50 years. NRSF produces and distributes, at no charge, educational films, teaching manuals and public service campaigns for use by professionals in driver education, traffic safety, public health and law enforcement. More than a million copies of the Foundation's films and materials have been distributed nationwide. Based in New York City, NRSF was founded in 1962 by Fraydun Manocherian, who as a teen, lost two friends to a drunk driver. For more information, visit

TEA Application 2018

ADTSEA Conference 2018

The 2018 ADTSEA Conference, July 22-25, 2018 is just around the corner! Information regarding host outings and registration will be going out to members very soon.

If you are planning on attending the 2018 ADTSEA conference please reserve your room as early as possible.  Reservation details are below. If you are in need of an accessible room- please notify the hotel when making reservations as there are a limited amount of rooms available.

July 22 - 25, 2018
Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center

ADTSEA Conference 2018 Crowne Plaza

By providing the group name “American Driver & Traffic Safety Education” or the group code “D18” reservations can be made by calling 1-877-337-5793.             
Please reserve your rooms early to insure availability.

ADTSEA 2018 Conference Registration Form

ADTSEA Preliminary Agenda


2018 ADTSEA Host Outings with the Illinois Host Committee

Monday, July 23, 2018
Explore a Chicago Landmark at Navy Pier!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Explore The Magnificent Mile  on Michigan Ave. and see Chicago on a River Cruise!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Experience a taste a of German Culture!  Dinner will be a Bavarian Buffet with live entertainment.

2018 Host Outing Information and Registration Form

Preconference Workshop Notice


Chicago Area Information

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise


Navy Pier

Chicago Guides

Millennium Park

Willis Tower


Cloud Gate

Millennium Park Summer Music Series Free Concert- July 24

Chicago Tours

Free things to do in Chicago

Chicago SummerDance

Chicago Riverwalk

Top 10 Things to Do Map

Rosemont Area Information

AAA Travel Guide for

Rosemont Things to Do

TripAdvisor Rosemont

Rosemont Travel Guide

Shopping info:

Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Casino info:

Rivers Casino

Golfing info:

Lake Park Golf Course

Forest Preserve Golf


ADED 2018 2 Day Training Course Schedule

The Impact of Disability, Vision & Aging and their Relationship to Driving     June 1-2, 2018                                                                                             Phoenix AZ
15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered                                                                     
This 2-day continuing education course provides a broad overview of the driver rehabilitation process.  The course is designed for healthcare providers starting or advancing a driver rehabilitation program as well as those referring individuals to a program. Traffic safety/driver education professionals will benefit from the information that they can apply to their practice.  Topics include: acquired, congenital, developmental and progressive disabilities; age-related and visual impairments that affect driving; the driver assessment process; adaptive driving equipment and vehicle modifications and driver licensing issues.
Contact ADED: 866-672-9466
Register online:

Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation                                                             August 10-11, 2018
Richmond VA
15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered                                                                     
This 2-day course is designed for the new driving evaluator.  The skills and knowledge needed to establish an adaptive driving program or become a new staff member for an established program will be discussed and shared.  The course will also cover the following topics:  development of a clinical and on road evaluation, basic training techniques, introduction to adaptive equipment, best practices in documentation and interactions with equipment vendors. 
Contact ADED 866-672-9466
Register online:


Click here for ADED 2018 Conference Info & Registration



Illinois High School and College Driver Education Association
66th Annual State Conference Information
May 2-4, 2018
The final full 2018 Conference Program now available at:

The 2018 Spring Conference is going to be similar to breakout sessions done in years past, but with a twist. We have continued with the breakout session structure, pre-solicited topics of interest to help us get going more quickly, added some topics for the good of the order, pre-selected some facilitators of topics, and created electronic sharing repositories for us to peruse at our leisure or utilize at any point in the future. We expect this to be a great learning opportunity that is also a great time. We will ask for your feedback at different points in the day, and possibly make this a new tradition for conferences if your feedback warrants it. The IHSCDEA (Illinois High School and College Driver Education Association) is an ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education) approved to provider of professional development activities. Our number is 100605. Participation in these professional meetings will allow Illinois teachers to claim credits toward certificate renewal. We pride ourselves on providing Illinois Driver Educators with research-based strategies and skills that accomplish common core standards and best practices. One (1) CPDU (Continuing Professional Development Units) will be awarded for each hour of attendance. All the specific forms needed for credits will be issued at the conclusion of each meeting. See Deb Twenhafel at the registration desk for assistance in getting your CPDUs. Total Conference = 9.5 CPDUs


Global Youth Traffic Safety Month bannerMay is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month brings safety advocates together every May to focus on the prevention of vehicle crashes, the No. 1 cause of death for teens. It is a program of the National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS), in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DriveItHome (an initiative of the National Safety Council) and other partners.

Here are some statistics from NOYS:

  • 66% of teen passengers who die in a crash are not wearing a seat belt
  • 58% of teens involved in crashes are distracted
  • 25% of car crashes involved an underage drinking driver
  • 5% of teen deaths in crashes are pedestrians and 10% are bicyclists

The goal is to empower young people to lead projects and programs across the country addressing the issue of teen motor vehicle crashes. The campaign gets under way each year during a high-risk time for young drivers: prom, graduation and summer driving.

Visit to download and share the following resources for Global Youth Traffic Safety Month:

May Traffic Safety Campaigns
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – May 2018
Motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges as any other motor vehicle operator on the road. Motorcyclists and motorists can work together to save lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind vehicle drivers to “share the road” during Motorcycle Awareness Month this May. The awareness campaign aims to educate vehicle drivers and motorcyclists on how each motorist can be more aware of the other, creating safer roads and saving lives in the process.

In 2016, there were 5,286 motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes, a 5-percent increase from 2015 (5,029). Those deaths account for 14 percent of the total highway fatalities that year. This increase in motorcycle fatalities continues a tragic trend over the last three years, where fatalities have increased since 2014.
For marketing tools click here.

Don’t Drink and Drive on Cinco de Mayo, May 5, 2018

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
Cinco de Mayo has become a night of fun and celebration in the United States – and a night of danger. Drunk driving on Cinco de Mayo threatens not just those enjoying the festivities, but others on the road as well. With these materials, your community can be made aware of the increased risk of drunk driving around Cinco de Mayo. For marketing tools click here.


National Seat Belt Mobilization, May 21 – June 3, 2018
In 2016, the use of seat belts in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 14,668 lives of occupants ages 5 and older. The Click It or Ticket campaign focuses on safety education, strong laws, and law enforcement officers saving lives.

Use these enforcement resources for outreach during the campaign dates to highlight the dangers of not wearing a seat belt. These materials do not focus on social norming – for those materials, please refer to our Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time. campaign. For marketing tools click here.


National Tire Safety Week, May 28 – June 3, 2018
As part of National Tire Safety Week, NHTSA is reminding drivers that proper tire maintenance is essential for safety and for saving on the cost of vehicle ownership. Whether you’re getting ready for a Memorial Day weekend road trip or just performing routine upkeep on your vehicle, don’t forget that your tires are important for safety and savings.
On average there are nearly 11,000 tire-related motor vehicle crashes each year and nearly 200 people will die in those crashes. That’s reason enough to properly maintain your tires. NHTSA offers everything you’ll need to know about tires and safety on its TireWise website.
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Michelin’s Beyond the Driving Test campaign educates teens and parents on tire safety in order to reduce teen driving deaths and accidents. Michelin’s website provides resources and tire safety information for teens and educators as well as the ADTSEA Tire Safety Lesson Plan.


Distraction Tops Drivers’ List of Growing Dangers on the Road
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 29, 2018) ―Distracted driving tops drivers’ list of growing dangers on the road, according to a new survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The annual Traffic Safety Culture Index shows that 88 percent of drivers believe distracted driving is on the rise, topping other risky behaviors like:

  • Aggressive driving: 68 percent
  • Drivers using drugs: 55 percent
  • Drunk driving: 43 percent
For the full article click here.


Read the ReportRoad to Zero Presents Plan to Eliminate Roadway Deaths
The Road to Zero Coalition, managed by the National Safety Council, released a comprehensive report laying out strategies to end roadway deaths in the U.S. by 2050. It is the first time so many organizations have collaborated to put forth a plan to address motor vehicle fatalities, which recently increased after years of decline.
The reportA Road to Zero: A vision for achieving zero roadway deaths by 2050, is released in the midst of national discussions about motor vehicle safety issues, such as automated vehicles, investing in infrastructure, distracted driving, and alcohol- and drug-impaired driving. 

ADTSEA is a member of The Road to Zero Coalition, which has 629 members. Coalition membership is continuously growing. If your organization is interested in joining the Road to Zero initiative, please fill out this membership form.


Corporate Member of the Month

A professional network promoting excellence in the field of driver rehabilitation, thought leadership and advocacy in support of safe, independent community mobility.  
ADED: The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
200 First Ave NW #505, Hickory NC 28601
866.672.9466              Direct: 828.358.3395               Fax:  828.855.1672

Save the Dates: 2019 ADTSEA Conference


July 21-24, 2019 Burlington, Vermont


We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members:

Diamond Level:

Anna Venditte NE

Professional Level:

Nancy Iaukea HI

Corbett Roy HI

Karen Kekumano HI

Scott Kekumano HI

Davis Seipel HI

Roselani Potts HI

Jo-Lyn Mehau HI

Daryl Howell, Jr IL

Gregg Slate NC

Timothy Clark NM

Ivy Dowe NC

William Reagan, Jr. NC

Sue Blankenship NC

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