Driver Education Resources

From national standards to supplemental materials, we provide a wealth of resources to help you run your driving school more efficiently and effectively.

ANSTSE

The Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education (ANSTSE) was formed in 2009 as a result of the publication of the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards. The association's mission is to:

  • Promote the implementation of the administrative standards.
  • Encourage support for shared decision-making throughout the driver education community.
  • Identify concerns in the driver education process and delivery that need to be refined, researched, validated, revised, and standardized.
  • Keep the standards as living documents by providing a process to review and update.
  • Identify areas of common ground and consensus to support the administrative standards.
  • Provide support to state leadership who need assistance in implementation of drivers education standards.

ANSTSE Members:

American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA)

American Automobile Association (AAA)

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)

Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED)

Driver Education and Training Administrators (DETA)

Driving School Association of the Americas (DSAA)

Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

Transportation Research Board

Driver Education Resources

Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards

The Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS) represent the best efforts of professionals from a wide spectrum of interests to provide guidance that will enhance both the uniformity and professionalism of driver education across the nation. The standards serve to guide all novice teen driver education and training programs in the United States striving to provide consistent, high-quality driver education and training.

These standards were created to serve as an anchor for state policies for driver education and training with the following understandings:

  • The goal of driver education and training is to transfer knowledge, develop skills, and enhance the disposition of the teen, so he/she can perform as a safe and competent driver, thereby contributing to the reduction of crashes, fatalities, and injuries.
  • Driver education and training should be an integral part of the GDL system.
  • Driver development should be a lifelong learning process.
  • Driver education and training should be a phased education process.
  • Driver education and training standards should help an organization be successful in administering and/or providing quality and uniform driver education and training, consistent with the latest advances in methodology, subject matter, and technology.
  • Any standard promulgated for driver education and training must be supported by a communication strategy for all stakeholders.

These administrative standards complete a set of three (3) guidance documents that will assist states in planning and implementing effective driver education systems. Together with the model curriculum developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) in 2012 along with the National Model Curriculum Standards introduced by the two organizations in 2006, these new administrative standards provide a comprehensive framework for state driver education systems. The framework follows a professional educational approach, allowing flexibility for local conditions and efficiency for periodic technical updates while promoting consistency and quality assurance across programs and among states.

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