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Video PSA Contest Winners Announced!

In conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance hosted its fourth video public service announcement contest. The contest was open to high-school students and designed to encourage young drivers and their friends and peers to avoid distracted driving. The award ceremony was held on April 27th and included […]

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on our roads. While drivers texting behind the wheel tops what seems like an endless list of distractions, other risky actions include talking — whether it be on the phone or to others in the car, setting your navigation, adjusting what you’re listening to, drinking coffee, applying makeup, […]

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Turn Off Texting at Rutland High School

Students at Rutland High School took turns experiencing how dangerous distracted driving is, driving the Turn Off Texting mobile driving simulator April 6-8. Special thanks to Lt. Kevin Geno of the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department for the invitation!

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Turn Off Texting at Bellows Falls Union High School

Turn Off Texting visited the students of Driver Educator John Tribuna at Bellows Falls Union High School on April 11 and 12 — and Principal John Broadley got the TOT experience!

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Vote Now through April 17 for the People’s Choice Award in the #SafeDrivesSaveLivesVT High School PSA Contest!

Everybody go vote for your choice of winner in the People’s Choice category of the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance’s #SafeDrivesSaveLivesVT high school PSA video contest! Vote once each day for as many of the 18 finalist videos as you feel deserve to win at

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A Sunny Day to Visit U32!

Wednesday, March 16 was a perfect day to visit U32 in East Montpelier! The Turn Off Texting simulator gave students a safe hands-on exposure to the dangers of distracted driving. Here’s a peek inside!

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Turn Off Texting at Burr & Burton

The Turn Off Texting Mobile Classroom: On the Road with New Graphics!

The Turn Of Texting simulator is back in action! With a period of down-time while new graphics were added and the mobile classroom had mechanical work done, it’s now back on the road scheduling dates around the state. YSCVT sends very special thanks to AT&T for making the new program graphics possible. As a long-time […]

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Vermont Highway Safety Alliance Announces #SafeDrivesSaveLivesVT Video Contest

In conjunction with April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance (VHSA) announces its fourth annual video public service announcement contest. With a focus on distracted driving, the #SafeDrivesSaveLivesVT contest is open to high-school students and designed to encourage young drivers, their friends, and classmates to avoid distracted driving. Cash prizes will […]

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TOT in Randolph!

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.

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Turn Off Texting Program Now Scheduling

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, […]

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