November eNewsletter

Welcome New Corporate Members to ADTSEA

ADTSEA would like to welcome our newest Corporate Members, J.R.Higgins Associates, LLC. and Driving School Software. We appreciate their interest and added support to our organization.


Visit the ADTSEA Website

On our website you can find information on ADTSEA; listings of Corporate Members, State Affiliates,  Executive Committee and Board Members, Division Chairs and ADTSEA Staff including contact information as well as  Current Projects and Upcoming Events.  You can also view current and back issues of both the Chronicle and the monthly e-Newsletter, Presentations, Reports and Research Articles. Overviews and demos are available for the ADTSEA 2.0 Curriculum and the Moodle On-Line Driver Education Program.  The Awards section contains information on the Teacher Excellence Award and the Richard Kaywood Memorial Award.  Remember to contact our office at to have your events posted on the website.  Any suggestions or contributions are always welcome! 

The New ADTSEA On-Line Store is Open for Business!

The ADTSEA On-Line store has been updated; you can find the new store at ADTSEA Store.  In addition to the ADTSEA 2.0 Curriculum, Memberships and Teaching Materials you can also purchase items from some of our Corporate Members:  AAA Driver Education is offering their How to Drive Guides and Teaching Your Teens to Drive; The National Institute for Driver Behavior has Safety Products; and J.R. Higgins, LLC has Student Driver Signs and Mounting Kits available for purchase.  Check back often to see new products as they become available.

Teen Driver Studies Released

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released new findings from two separate teen driver studies -Transition to Unsupervised Driving, a naturalistic study capturing on camera novice drivers behaviors as they transition to unsupervised driving and Measuring the Cause of Teen Crashing, a look at types of crashed during the first few years of driving.

These studies point toward the need for more practice on unfamiliar roads, in varying weather conditions and learning specific skills that teens have difficulty with when they first begin driving independently.  In fact, one of the key takeaways from the study is that teen drivers are 50% more likely to be in a crash during the first month of having their license than they are after a full year of experience.  It is important for parents to understand the importance of staying involved in the process of learning to drive, even after a teen gets his or her license.

The study has already garnered coverage from NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Lisa Stark, and Consumer Reports. For more information about the studies, including the press release, fact sheet, reports and video clips, visit the Foundation’s website by clicking here.

Driver Education Practices

Driver Education Practices in Selected States:  Teen Drivers have the highest crash rate per mile driven of any age group.  Immaturity and inexperience are two explanations for why novice teen drivers have such high crash risk.  Read more at NHTSA’s publication:


Upcoming Events

SC State Conference
November 18th
Email Andrew Johnson for details
2402 Four Holes Rd
Orangeburg , SC 29115

WDTSEA Spring Workshop
Saturday March 3rd, 2012
Paper Valley Radisson
Appleton, WI 54911
Email Dick Bilda or Doug Coons for more details.

KS State Conference
Wednesday March 7th, 2012
Email Gary Scott for Details
Kansas Highway Patrol Academy
Salina, Kansas 67401

CA State Conference
Saturday March 17th, 2012
Ontario Airport Sheraton Hotel
Ontario, California 91764
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