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FMCSA Our Roads Our Safety Week May 5-11, 2024

Few Small SUVs Excel in New IIHS Front Crash Prevention Test

NSSP Call for Papers

2024 Presidential Candidate Nominee Campaign Information

2024 ADTSEA Elections - Biographies of Candidates

KDSEA Conference Workshop and Regional Meeting March 7, 2024

March Virtual Workshop "Teaching strategies for student drivers with hidden disabilities"

NRSF Drive2Life PSA Contest

How Michelin's Airless Tires Are Changing the Game

January Virtual Workshop Vehicle Technology Update: Applying Customer Preferences and Actual Performance in Training

2024 Drive2Life PSA Contest to empower passengers to SPEAK UP for Safe Driving

GHSA, GM Expand Efforts to End Distracted Driving

Young Drivers and Traffic Fatalities: 20 Years of Progress on the Road to Zero

Congratulations Joe Barch! 2023 Fletcher Brush Educational Outreach Award Recipient

Young Driver Fatal Crashes Fall 38% Since 2002

ADTSEA October Virtual Workshop Using Pre-Planned Routes for Behind-the-Wheel Training

"Yellow Brick Road to Safety" Wichita, Kansas 2023 ADTSEA Conference July 16-19, 2023

Letter from the current President

Past-President's Notes

Congratulations to the 2023 Kaywood Award Winner William Van Tassel, Ph.D.

Congratulations to the 2023 Teacher Excellence Award winners Sandra Dunbar, North Carolina and Gary Scott, Kansas

2023 ADTSEA Election Results

Job Opportunity with National Safety Council - Part-Time Instructors - Defensive Driving Course (DDC)

ADTSEA May Virtual Workshop Command and Control and Driver Evaluation for BTW

ADTSEA April Virtual Workshop The Safe System Approach: What it is and How Driver Education is Integrated Throughout the Model

Safe System Approach - Zero is our goal. A Safe System is how we will get there.

ADTSEA March Virtual Workshop Technology to Enhance Your Classroom Sessions, Conducted by Molly Kleiber

2023 ADTSEA Elections - Watch your email for link to vote!

AAMVA's What to Do and Expect When Pulled Over by Police Video

Message from the ADTSEA President, Joe Barch 2022-2023

Congratulations to the 2022 Kaywood Award and Teacher Excellence Award Recipients!

Driver's Ed Teacher Helps Disabled Woman Drive for First Time on 64th Birthday!

COVID-19 Publications

State Health Departments Links

Professional Development Recordings Available on the ANSTSE website

ANSTSE Virtual Training Tutorial for Driver Education

Distance and eLearning Options 3-27-2020

ADTSEA Memo on use of ADTSEA and AAA Curricula 3-26-2020

Most Americas Won’t Ask for Help if Their Car Breaks Down, But Drivers Would Stop to Help Others

IIHS in the Classroom

FMCSA Launches New Public Service Announcements

NRSF Drive2Life PSA Contest


2024 Drive2Life PSA Contest to empower passengers to SPEAK UP for safe driving.


Students must write a script for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) video about Passenger Empowerment: Speaking Up for Safe Driving.


One Grand Prize student winner will receive $2,000 and the chance to produce his or her PSA with an Emmy Award-winning producer. Plus, the winner and his or her PSA will be featured on Teen Kids News! See the Prizes section below for more details.


2020 statistics show that:*16% of all traffic fatalities were passengers in vehicles.56% of the deaths of teenage passengers in passenger vehicles occurred in vehicles driven by another teenager.24% of deaths in passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickups, vans, and minivans) were passengers.6,275 vehicle passengers were killed in crashes.*Source:


Download, photocopy, and distribute the reproducible activity sheets to the right, to all students, or share the PDFs through your school's digital platform if you're connecting with students remotely. Prepare the materials for each activity and preview videos in advance. Distribute the family letter as well to help parents continue the conversation at home.

Deadline for entries is March 25, 2024

Click here For information, entry form, prize details and complete rules. No videos or group entries will be accepted. No purchase is necessary and the contest is void where prohibited.

This contest is co-sponsored by our partner American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA)