October eNewsletter

ADTSEA 3.0 Curriculum

The ADTSEA 3.0 Curriculum has been praised by early users.  The content is significantly expanded, the DVD visuals are impressive and student participation is greatly increased.

This curriculum is influenced by the “Novice Teen Driver Education and Administrative Standards”.

If you would like to compare your state to these national standards and learn how the 3.0 Curriculum helps you improve your driver education program, maybe ADTSEA can help.

ADTSEA can provide a combined workshop/presentation on National Standards and the 3.0 Curriculum at your state conference.  Please contact the ADTSEA office at office@adtsea.org or 724-801-8246 for more information.

State Conferences

We hope you are all planning winter and spring state conferences.  If so ADTSEA may be able to provide a speaker for your conference.

An ideal topic would be adoption of the national “Administrative Standards” through strategic planning and curriculum improvement.

These topics would be combined to provide your state member with a vision of where driver education is going and a plan for improving driver education.  Please contact the ADTSEA office at office@adtsea.org or 724-801-8246 for more information.


ADTSEA has established two (2) new LISTSERVs in cooperation with Southern Illinois University Carbondale. One is open to all ADTSEA Members and the other is restricted to State Administrators.
The ADTSEA LISTSERV is a great opportunity to communicate with your peers, to share important information and to pose questions related to driver education.
The LISTSERVs are for Members only. All ADTSEA Members will automatically be added to the ADTSEA-Members LISTSERV and State Administrators will be automatically be added to the ADTSEA-State LISTSERV. You will receive an email requesting you to activate your subscription and will be provided with information on how to register and to post to the LISTSERV. If you are not interested in participating in the Listserv you may opt out of participation.

You can also request participation by clicking here.

Not a member of ADTSEA? Click here for information about joining ADTSEA. Once you are a member, you can request participation in the ADTSEA LISTERV. 

Drivers Reminded of Fall Hazards

With fall's arrival, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use caution and be alert for seasonal travel hazards.  PennDOT offers these fall driving tips:

Check your vehicle's headlights, taillights and turn signals to ensure they are working properly, since darkness will be part of many drivers' morning and evening commutes.
Have your vehicle's heating and wiper systems checked to ensure they are working properly. Pennsylvania law requires drivers to turn on their headlights if their wipers are in use.
Be sure you have tires with sufficient tread depth in case of an early season snowfall.
Watch for students walking or waiting for their buses along your commute route.

To read the full article click here.

Don’t Speed, Text or Sleep Behind The Wheel

Law enforcement officials have for years been advising drivers of things they should and shouldn’t do when they take to the highways. Following the speed limit is something drivers should be doing. Wearing a seat belt is another thing they should be doing.

Motorists shouldn’t drink and drive. Nor should they text when they are behind the wheel. That, like talking on a cell phone, is considered distracted driving. A study released earlier this year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found 2 out of 10 drivers admitted they have texted while driving. A majority of that number are teenagers and young adults.

Now comes a new safety threat on this nation’s highways — drowsy driving. The NHTSA estimates at least 100,000 crashes reported to police annually are caused by a sleepy driver.

Read more here.

Call on Congress to Fund Highway Safety Grants
Proposed Continuing Resolution would deny critical highway safety funds to states.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) called on the House and Senate to support the nation's priority highway safety grant program when it considers legislation to continue funding the federal government known as a Continuing Resolution (CR). Failure to do so, the organizations said, will result in increased highway deaths and injuries
GHSA and MADD supported consolidating multiple safety grant programs into one new program, known as Section 405, as part of the new surface transportation legislation, MAP-21, enacted earlier this year. The goal was to streamline the federal grant process to save time and money. The new section 405 provides resources for drunk and distracted driving prevention, increased occupant protection, motorcycle safety, teen driving safety and data collection.

Read the full article here.

'BACK TO SCHOOL' SAFETY ADVISORY: NHTSA and Chuggington™ Remind Parents and Students To Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe!

WASHINGTON – As summer draws to a close and students return to school, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the popular characters from animated series Chuggington™ are reminding parents, caregivers and students to put safety at the top of their "back-to-school" to do list.

According to NHTSA data, 2,847 school-aged children were killed in traffic related crashes in 2010. A greater proportion of those deaths occurred in the afternoon, between the hours of 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., than any other time of day.

Read more here.

Upcoming Events

2012 VADETS Conference
Oct 5th & 6th
Lynchburg, VA.

2012 ODTSEA Fall Conference
October 12th - 14th
Eagle Crest Resort
Bend, Oregon
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2012 WTSEA/DOL Fall Conference
October 19th & 20th
Confluence Technology Center
Wenatchee, Washington
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2012 NETSEA Conference
November 3rd & 4th
Holiday Inn Boxborough
Boxborough, MA

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