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802!PhonesDown Voting!

Vote for the #802phonesdown!headsup! People’s Choice Award Winner: High School Student Videos Promote Highway Safety

Voting is now open for the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance #802phonesdown!headsup! People’s Choice Award Winner! Help recognize a high school filmmaker for their contribution to Vermont’s highway safety with their video PSA (public service announcement) about the dangers of distracted driving. The award is part of the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance second annual Public Safety Announcement […]

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Turn Off Texting Survey Data, 2017-2018

Turn Off Texting (TOT) is a presentation that helps young drivers understand the dangers of distracted driving through a personal, first-hand, real-world experience. It’s an educational countermeasure that helps improve the safety culture of each new generation of Vermont drivers. Funding for the program depends on demonstrating that it helps improve perceptions and attitudes about […]

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Vermont Student Among Winners of AT&T Emerging Filmmaker Awards

Congratulations to Maia Vota from Burlington, the Youth Finalist in the 5th Edition of the AT&T Emerging Filmmaker Awards! Carolyn Billings, Assistant Vice President Creator & Developer Marketing at AT&T Mobility and Entertainment, says, “Through the AT&T Film Awards, we seek to honor aspiring creators with imaginative, undiscovered short films. Amplifying the voices of these […]

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2018 Video Contest Finalists

#802phonesdown!headsup! High School Video PSA Contest Now Open For Entries!

Vermont High School Students: Create a video public service announcement that encourages new drivers — your friends and peers — to avoid distracted driving, specifically texting while driving, and enter it in the Vermont Highway Alliance’s second annual #802phonesdown!headsup! High School Video PSA Contest! The prizes are worth the effort: First Prize is $750; Second Prize […]

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TXT U L8R

*CANCELED* TXT U L8R Program at UVM Medical Center Educates About Distracted Driving Dec. 5!

***UPDATE NOVEMBER 29: This event has been canceled.*** To promote teen driver safety, UVM Medical Center is offering the Txt U L8R program to students and their families. Everyone is encouraged to participate — especially you! The program description is below. Please email Chrissy Keating with any questions. Funding is available to assist with transportation […]

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James Carter receives award

Youth Safety Council at the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance Annual Meeting

The Youth Safety Council of Vermont was represented at the 2018 Vermont Highway Safety Alliance Annual Meeting by Board President Lindsay Townsend and Executive Director James Lockridge. The conference was held October 22, 2018 at Jay Peak and covered a variety of topics, including the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrator’s “Road to Zero” coalition; […]

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UVM Public Health Project Students

UVM & YSCVT Developing New Driver Attitude Survey

The Youth Safety Council is working with UVM students to create a pilot ‘new driver attitude survey’ that will generate data about our state’s youngest drivers’ perspectives on safety. Public Health Projects are a required course incorporated in the Vermont Integrated Curriculum, which teaches students to apply the principles and science of public health while working […]

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Red Ribbon Ceremony Dec. 4, 2018

The 28th Annual Red Ribbon Ceremony, December 4, 2018

Please join us at the 28th Annual Red Ribbon Ceremony to remember and honor those who have been injured or killed by impaired or distracted drivers on Vermont’s roads and highways. The ceremony is 4:30pm, December 4, 2018 in the House Chamber of the Vermont State House. Sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program; The […]

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A PSA: No text or call is worth your life.

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TOT in Norwich

Fall & Winter Turn Off Texting Demos Now Scheduling!

Turn Off Texting is a free demonstration that uses a golf cart to give young drivers a first-hand guided experience of the dangers of distracted driving. With support from the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and sponsors like AT&T, it travels to your community’s high school, anywhere in Vermont. If you haven’t yet worked with us to […]

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