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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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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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2018 Rutland Car Show

Visit Turn Off Texting at the Rutland Car Show & Auto Flea Market on Sunday, 7/15

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 […]

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Sharon Academy

Turn Off Texting at Sharon Academy!

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!

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TOT at Globalfoundries

Turn Off Texting at GlobalFoundries

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.

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The VHSA PSA Video Contest Winners!

Here are the winning videos from the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance PSA Contest #802phonesdown!headsup! Above: Isaak Olson,Essex High School, 3rd Place Tanner Bischofberger & Kyle Monier, River Valley Technical Center, 2nd Place Andrew Malshuk, Bellows Falls Union High School, 1st Place Congrats to everyone!

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Gov. Scott & Paul Burroughs

Turn Off Texting at the AGC Construction Career Day!

The Youth Safety Council was invited to share our Turn Off Texting presentation at the Associated General Contractors of Vermont 2018 Construction Career Day on May 16. We fit in among dozens of other demonstrations and workshops, and students got to try the golf cart and driving simulator versions of Turn Off Texting. Thank you, […]

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