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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

Message from the ADTSEA President, Joe Barch 2022-2023

Greetings to all our ADTSEA. members! I trust that you are having a successful start to your Fall sessions and projects. We had a great conference in Vancouver and for those who were able to attend I hope that you returned home safely, refreshed, renewed and reinvigorated. Those of you who were not able to attend, we did miss your energy and colleagueship.  

I do want to thank you all for the great opportunity to serve you as President. As you are well aware, any good leader or teacher serves the mission of the organization and its members. I hope to do my best to serve you well in the upcoming year.  

The past few years we have had many challenges with Covid, including cancelled in-person events and the lack of professional development. We have made it through this difficult past and not only have survived, but we have grown better. Our membership has grown; we have more professional development opportunities, and we are financially stable. Thanks to Dr. William Van Tassel, Bill Warner and the management team of Highway Safety Services we are stronger than we were before Covid.  

This by no means is a signal that we are in the clear. We still will be dealing with Covid. We now have to deal with inflation and the rising costs of goods and services. We still need to find and retain high quality teachers in our profession. As a friend of mine once said "challenges and opportunities" referring to them not as a dichotomy, rather as a whole in which a person can have a possibility for a greater outcome. We have demonstrated this through the last three years.  

So, I challenge you to help make next year's conference in Wichita bigger and better than this year's. That means helping our committees with identifying topics and speakers that are relevant to our needs. To plan now to attend and be present next year. I challenge you to invite quality people to join our profession. I challenge you to invite at least one more new person to join us in Wichita. I challenge you to become more involved in state and regional affiliates. I urge you to share your time, energy and ideas with your Regional Directors. We can only be more successful if all of us work together.  

Again, I wish you the best in your efforts to provide quality driver education to our future drivers and thank you for your support of ADTSEA  


Joe Barch

ADTSEA President