September eNewsletter

CEO Speaks at State Motorcycle Safety Administrators Conference (SMSA)

Allen Robinson, CEO of ADTSEA spoke at the 2011 National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA) Conference in Des Moines, Iowa on August 21, 2011 about State Adoption of the Model National Standards for Entry-Level Motorcycle Rider Training.

ADTSEA and SMSA have begun discussion for working on highway safety projects of mutual interest.

Pictured are three of the original SMSA executive committee members established in 1984, Ron Thompson, First Vice Chairperson, Allen Robinson, First Chairperson and Andrew Krajewski, First Honorary Chairperson at the 2011 SMSA Conference.


Update on Strategic Plan Developement for National Driver Education Standards

CEO, Allen Robinson represented ADTSEA on the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards, Strategic Plan Development Project at the second Association Advisory Committee meeting on September 7 and 8, 2011 in Herndon, Virginia. The Strategic Plan is designed to set the objective and priorities of the driver education community for improving the effectiveness of driver education for the coming decades. Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with Allen.

Back to School Red Light Safety Tips

As millions of students nationwide head back to school, the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) is calling special attention to red light safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. View their important Red Light Safety Tips to stay safe this school year! See the article here.

WBHM Radio in Birmingham Encourages Driver Education

If you're over 40 and you grew up in the United States, there's a good chance you took driver's education classes in your high school. But you can't say the same for today's young drivers. From the Southern Education Desk at WBHM Radio, Dan Carsen reports on a significant shift. The text and a link to the radio story are here.

7 Signposts for Safer Roads

Oftentimes saving a life on the road is as basic as getting people to slow down, buckle up, or don a helmet. Tried and true countermeasures like these usually don't grab headlines, but if they were more widely propagated across the nation they would yield an immediate reduction in motor vehicle crash deaths.The number of people who die in crashes in the United States is at a record low. Still, there were an estimated 32,788 motor vehicle crash deaths last year, according to a preliminary projection by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Read more here about the report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety titled "Low-Hanging Fruit."


Upcoming Events

2011 VADETS Conference
9/30 - 10/1
Email Dick Tyson for details
Holiday Inn Select
601 Main St

Lynchburg , VA

WA State Conference
10/7 - 10/8
Email Gerald Apple for details
1803 Capital Way
Olympia , WA 98501

NE Conference
10/28 - 10/29
Email Barbara Brody for details
Radisson Hotel
11 Tara Boulevard
Nashua, NH 03062

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

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