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#802phonesdown!headsup! Video Contest Award Ceremony April 27!

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 […]

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Txt U L8R Returns to UVM Medical Center April 22

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 […]

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Close to Back in Action! Paul Gets Vaccinated

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 […]

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High School Video PSA Contest! #802phonesdown!headsup!

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 […]

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Help Spread the Message About Safe Driving During National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18-24

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, […]

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Turn Off Texting is Now Booking with Mobile Simulator & Hygiene Protocols

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 […]

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Back to School = New Sleep Patterns & Teen Drowsy Driving!

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 […]

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Governor Scott & DMV Announce Restart Plan for Driver’s License Services, Learner’s Permit Tests

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 […]

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YSCVT During the Pandemic: You Are In Our Thoughts

The pandemic experience has challenged all of us and brought tragedy to many families in Vermont; our hearts are with you as we face this crisis together.  When schools were closed and the public was asked to ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ by Governor Scott, the Youth Safety Council of Vermont canceled its spring 2020 Turn […]

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Award Winners with the Governor

PSA Video Contest for Vermont High School Students: The Dangers of Distracted Driving

The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance is proud to announce an award contest for Vermont high school students designed to change driving habits with original student-made public service announcement videos! We all know texting distracts us, and that use of a handheld device while driving is dangerous. Despite this we see people on the roads texting […]

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