November 2017 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

ADTSEA / NSSP Conference 2018

Call for Proposals

Thanksgiving Driving Tips

Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award

Teen Drivers: Get the Facts

Safe Driving Tips During Deer Season


ADHD & Teen Driving

Behind The Wheel: Cruising For Safe Teenage Driving

'Distracted Walking' Law Bans Texting While Crossing Streets In Honolulu

National Road Safety Foundation Contests

Richard Kaywood Memorial Award


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


ADTSEA Conference 2018



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.


NSSP 2018
Call for Proprosals
National Student Safety Program

Annual Teen Leadership Conference

July 20-23, 2018
Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Rosemont, Illinois
Calling teen advocates to present one hour interactive workshops to high school students on issues facing teens today that address the NSSP mission of saving lives and preventing injuries through peer education.  Workshops should be engaging and interactive with the audience and presented by teen advocates/leaders.

Applications can be found at

Thanksgiving Driving Tips
Make It To The Dinner Table On Time And Reduce The Travel Stress
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year for America’s roads. INRIX estimates that over 40 million Americans will be out and driving this holiday weekend. And they’re not shy about the traffic projections, estimating that travels times will be at least 50% longer in some parts of the U.S. Shoppers could see even more traffic, with up to a 90% increase in travel time at some of the busiest malls. To help keep you safe, sane, and out of the worst of holiday traffic, follow the guidelines for making through to turkey time. Read more here. Driving Safety Leadership Award

Congratulations to 2017 Award-winner Danielle Branciforte


Car crashes are the #1 cause of death for teens, yet these crashes are preventable. Individuals and organizations across the United States are working to keep teens safer on the roads, and NSC recognizes these efforts with the Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award.
The 2017 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award was presented to Danielle Branciforte, Executive Director of Florida SADD and lead on the Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition, at the DDC Awards Celebration Sept. 23.
Nominations for the 2018 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award will be accepted starting in February. Award winners are chosen based on evidence of:

    • Changing behaviors to reduce teen crashes using proven, evaluated methods
    • Leading efforts to educate and engage teens, parents or communities around teen safe driving practices
    • Advocating for policies based on the proven principles of Graduated Driver Licensing

Read more here.

Teen Drivers: Get the Facts
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.1 Fortunately, teen motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road. Read more here.

Safe Driving Tips During Deer Season
With deer season upon us, your chances of hitting a deer are much higher during the fall and winter months. Stay safe while on the road with these tips from the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center. Read the article here.

ADHD & Teen Driving
ADHD Coach and Mom of an ADHD teen offers 3 tips when teaching your ADHD teen to drive. Read more here.

Behind The Wheel: Cruising For Safe Teenage Driving
A teen getting behind the wheel for the first time is nerve-wracking for any parent. But add in ADHD and parents also have to watch for symptoms that might cause distracted driving. Learn how to keep your teen safe on the road. Read more here

'Distracted Walking' Law Bans Texting While Crossing Streets In Honolulu
If you're walking across a street in Honolulu, you'll want to put your phone away. A new law went into effect today making it illegal for a pedestrian to be looking at a screen while crossing the street. Read the article here.
You can help prevent crashes that kill and injure thousands every year.  For teens, crashes are the #1 killer.  Your PSA idea can help make a difference. The National Road Safety Foundation has several contests that your youth can enter to raise safe driving awareness and earn cash prizes. Below is a list for you to circulate, post, email and put in your newsletters. They are as follows:

Drive Safe Los Angeles is NOW open for students in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside and Santa Barbara Counties.
Theme – Distracted Driving.  POSTMARK DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOVEMBER 10th and RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 17th, 2017. Winner receives $2,000 and will have the opportunity to work with an Emmy Award-winning director and be featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show and also on National TV.

Drive Safe Chicago is NOW opened to teens in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. POSTMARK DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS DECEMBER 29th and RECEIVED BY JANUARY 8th . Theme – Distracted Driving. Winner receives  -$2,000 and will have their PSA produced by a professional TV crew at his/her school to be shown at the Chicago Auto Show and aired on National TV.

#DrivingSkills 101- Dangers in the Dark is OPEN to SADD Members across the country. Driving conditions aren’t always going to be perfect, and driving at night can be dangerous and scary. That’s why SADD and The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) are challenging you to tell us your tips on driving at night and your ideas on what would make a great Dangers in the Dark PSA. CONTEST  ENDS JANUARY 30TH, 2018. Enter today for a chance to win $2,500* and for your PSA idea to be brought to life by an Emmy-winning producer and broadcast nationwide! Read more here.

Richard Kaywood Memorial Award

Beginning in 1985, and each year thereafter at the annual ADTSEA conference an award is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to traffic safety in memory of Dr. Richard Kaywood, who served the Association and traffic safety education for many years.  This award is sponsored cooperatively with AAA Traffic Safety, which presents the recipient an honorarium stipend. 

The selection from among nominees is made by the ADTSEA Executive Committee and is announced at the annual conference banquet. 


To better assure that deserving individuals are given consideration, ADTSEA members are encouraged to submit names of persons they feel made substantial contributions to the field.  Each submission must be accompanied by a summary of the candidate’s professional background and contributions to traffic safety education.  Following is a list of criteria for considering candidates.

  • Made a significant contribution to traffic safety education on the national and/or international level.
  • Must have served the traffic safety education profession for not less than 15 years.
  • Must have been an active member of ADTSEA for not less than 15 years.

The summary of the nominee’s contributions to the field of traffic safety education may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Scholarship – Masters or Doctorate degree
  • Leadership – Served ADTSEA  in an elected or appointed position
  • Author or contributing author of a textbook(s)
  • Speaker/Presenter/Panel member at state/national conferences
  • Regional/local workshop leader/presenter
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Authored research reports
  • Served on national committees or working groups

Nominations must be submitted to ADTSEA prior to December 31st of any given calendar year for the consideration in the following year, and addressed to:

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