TOT in Randolph!
September 30, 2021
Turn Off Texting is back in action! The program is back at Vermont schools with the My Decision Driving advanced mobile driving simulator. Here a few photos from its visit to Randolph this week. Pictured: Student drivers; driving instructor Paul Parsons; and Deputy Sean McRae from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Turn Off Texting Program Now Scheduling
September 7, 2021
Turn Off Texting is a free, hands-on distracted driving safety demonstration that visits high schools across Vermont. We’re now scheduling presentations through September. To Vermont’s Driver Educators: The feeling of writing this note matches the spirit of this very sunny day — The Youth Safety Council’s Turn Off Texting presentations are available again to visit schools, […]
#802phonesdown!headsup! Video Contest Award Ceremony April 27!
April 25, 2021
The Youth Safety Council of Vermont and Vermont Highway Safety Alliance welcome all to attend the #802phonesdown!headsup! video contest virtual award ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27th. In conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, the VHSA hosted the third #802phonesdown!headsup! video public service announcement contest. The contest was open to […]
Txt U L8R Returns to UVM Medical Center April 22
April 6, 2021
Txt U L8R is a virtual event for new and experienced drivers. Hosted by the University of Vermont Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center, it brings to life the realities they see resulting from distracted driving. Distracted driving is a leading cause of preventable car crashes. Whether you recently got your permit or have […]
Close to Back in Action! Paul Gets Vaccinated
April 6, 2021
Paul Burroughs, our extraordinary Turn Off Texting presenter, received his first vaccination shot on March 8. The Youth Safety Council sends our warmest appreciation to everyone involved in distributing vaccinations and moving Vermont closer to normalcy — the challenge has been huge, and these Vermonters have been up for it! We’re all looking forward to […]
High School Video PSA Contest! #802phonesdown!headsup!
January 18, 2021
In conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance (VHSA) announces the third #802phonesdown!headsup! video public service announcement contest! The contest is open to high-school students and designed to encourage young drivers and their friends and peers to avoid distracted driving. Create a 25 second YouTube video on the […]
Help Spread the Message About Safe Driving During National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18-24
October 6, 2020
Learning how to drive is an exciting part of the journey to adulthood. Because of teens inexperience behind the wheel, however, driving can often be dangerous. Tragically, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens 15 to 18 in the United States. To help keep you and your fellow teen drivers safe, […]
Turn Off Texting is Now Booking with Mobile Simulator & Hygiene Protocols
September 2, 2020
Turn Off Texting is a free, hands-on distracted driving safety demonstration that visits high schools across Vermont. It’s now scheduling free presentations through September, with disinfecting protocols in place. To our Vermont Driver Educator family, We’ve prepared for a safe September return of the Turn Off Texting program and invite you to schedule a free […]
Back to School = New Sleep Patterns & Teen Drowsy Driving!
August 28, 2020
Our friends at Ford Driving Skills for Life spoke with Pam Shadel Fischer and Tim Burrows from the Governors Highway Safety Association to learn about the causes and signs of drowsy driving as well as what parents can do to help their teens get enough sleep. “Teens are more likely than any other age group […]
Governor Scott & DMV Announce Restart Plan for Driver’s License Services, Learner’s Permit Tests
June 1, 2020
Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today announced a restart plan for resuming driver’s license tests and a new service for Vermonters to receive their learner’s permit online as the state begins limited resumption of services paused due to COVID-19. “As operations and services come back online, the DMV has found […]