#802phonesdown!headsup! High School Video PSA Contest Now Open For Entries!
January 31, 2019
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 […]
*CANCELED* TXT U L8R Program at UVM Medical Center Educates About Distracted Driving Dec. 5!
November 12, 2018
***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 […]
Youth Safety Council at the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance Annual Meeting
October 23, 2018
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; […]
UVM & YSCVT Developing New Driver Attitude Survey
October 22, 2018
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 […]
The 28th Annual Red Ribbon Ceremony, December 4, 2018
October 22, 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 […]
A PSA: No text or call is worth your life.
September 11, 2018
Fall & Winter Turn Off Texting Demos Now Scheduling!
September 4, 2018
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 […]
Visit Turn Off Texting at the Rutland Car Show & Auto Flea Market on Sunday, 7/15
July 6, 2018
Find Turn Off Texting and its mobile driving simulator at the 2018 Rutland Car Show and Auto Flea Market (previously known as the RAVE Car Show)! The Car Show is Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15 and Turn Off Texting will be there SUNDAY, JULY 15, at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland, VT, with […]
Turn Off Texting at Sharon Academy!
June 28, 2018
Some of the Sharon Academy students who experienced Turn Off Texting with YSCVT presenter Paul Burroughs and Driver Educator Gabriella Netsch of Yankee Driving School!
Turn Off Texting at GlobalFoundries
June 26, 2018
Sending thanks out to Heather Cotto and the GlobalFoundries safety team (Sam, Evan, Javier, Nate, Chris and volunteers!) for inviting Turn Off Texting to their Safety Day today! It was beautiful on the GlobalFoundries campus in Essex, and the warm welcome by everyone who participated made it special for us.