October 2018 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

ADTSEA Conference 2019

NHTSA Safety Weeks

Visits to Intensive Care Unit and Morgue May Boost Teens’ Driver Education

Driver's Education Teachers Learn Signs of Drug Impairment

CVSA Releases 2018 Operation Safe Driver Week Results

Safe Rides - Save Lives

ADED 2018 2 Day Course Schedule

Richard Kaywood Memorial Award

Corporate Member of the Month

Newest ADTSEA Members

Upcoming Events

State Conferences

Oct 12-13, 2018

Oct 12-13, 2018

Oct 19-20,2018

Nov 15-16, 2018

Nov 30, 2018

Feb 20, 2019

Mar 6, 2019

Mar 21-23, 2019

Apr 5-6, 2019

Apr 5-6, 2019

Apr 11-13, 2019

May 1-3, 2019

May 11, 2019

Regional Conferences

Oct 26-27, 2018

Feb 22-23, 2019

Pac NW
Mar 1-3, 2019

National Conferences

Jul 21-24, 2019

Jul 20-22, 2019

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Save the Date: 2019 ADTSEA Conference

July 21-24, 2019
Burlington, Vermont





October 21-27, 2018 National Teen Driver Safety Week, NHTSA

This week and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a passenger car, truck, or SUV. These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers: alcohol, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and number of passengers.

For teens, driving means freedom. That doesn’t necessarily mean safety: most teens find themselves in danger on the road simply because they lack experience behind the wheel.

These resources are meant to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and safety advocates with the tools to help teen drivers get a safe start on the road. Resources, in addition to Rules for the Road, include materials for:

October 31, 2018 – Impaired Driving, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving focuses on social norming as a way of deterring people from drinking and driving. Even a little bit of alcohol can alter someone’s ability to drive safely. The message Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving offers is simple: driving with any alcohol in your system is dangerous. These materials do not focus on enforcement – for those materials, please refer to our Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.


Visits to Intensive Care Unit and Morgue May Boost Teens’ Driver Education

Teens who took a supplemental drivers’ education program — including tours of emergency rooms, intensive care units and a morgue — showed greater awareness of the consequences of risky driving and of how they can avoid dangers, a Baylor University study found.

The findings supported the need for reality-based programs in driver’s education to increase young people’s awareness, improve decision-making and negotiate peer influence. The researchers also showed the need to move beyond simple awareness and knowledge, recommending that more interactive, reality-based elements and follow-up or “booster” programs should be included. Click here for the full article.


Driver's Education Teachers Learn Signs of Drug Impairment

Last month, police officers trained as Drug Recognition Experts launched a new program to teach educators how to recognize students under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Sixteen driver’s education teachers were able to learn from the certified instructors of the Delaware State Police – through a three day, 16-hour course, which was facilitated by the Delaware Department of Education through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Click here for the full article.


1015 safe driving week webCVSA Releases 2018 Operation Safe Driver Week Results

Commercial motor vehicle enforcement personnel patrolled roadways during Operation Safe Driver Week July 15-21 to identify CMV drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaged in unsafe driving behaviors, issuing issued 57,405 citations and 87,907 warnings to drivers throughout the week.

This safe driving enforcement and awareness campaign aims to call attention to driver behaviors, the main cause of crashes, and combat those behaviors through heightened traffic safety enforcement and educational outreach. Click here for the full article.


HomeSafe Rides - Save Lives: FCCLA PSA Contest Has Begun!!

safe Rides Save Lives PSA contest 2018





FCCLA has launched the 2018-2019 Safe Rides – Save Lives PSA Contest! Empowered by FACTS and sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation, the Safe Rides - Save Lives PSA contest is an opportunity for FCCLA members to engage in creating teen-friendly safe rides safety messaging through a video Public Service Announcement (PSA).

Mission: Have your students create a video PSA that is exactly: 25 seconds OR exactly: 55 seconds
Audience: Teen Drivers and Passengers
Topic:  The theme for the 2018-2019 PSA contest is driving safely on Prom night. Raise awareness of the unique dangers of driving on Prom night and encourage your peers to make safe choices next Prom season.
Why: The PSA goal is to develop and send teen-friendly messages to prevent traffic crashes and save lives.
How: Go to www.nrsf.org and use resources from the National Road Safety Foundation to craft your video’s message. You have full creative license but be sure the video is in good taste and if you are filming while in motion, the driver cannot be doing anything but driving.
When: Video submissions for the 2018-2019 academic year are due on Friday, January 25, 2019.Awards: Cash prizes will be awarded directly to the individual or group of top three submissions:
1st Place: $3,500
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500

Students may work individually or as part of a team. FCCLA will submit the winning PSA to the National Association of Broadcasters for use in national PSA outreach opportunities.
For CONTEST RULES and CONTEST FORM - please click here to learn more


ADED 2018 2 Day Training Course Schedule

The Impact of Disability, Vision & Aging and their Relationship to Driving
October 26-27, 2018
Concord NC
1.5 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: www.aded.net


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:

American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association
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We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members:

Diamond Level:

Melissa Gosselin, VT

Presidential Level:

Paul Mundell, NH

Professional Level:

Zeb Lackey, GA

Jon Mains, PA

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