PSA Video Contest for Vermont High School Students: The Dangers of Distracted Driving
January 20, 2020
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 […]
New Pedestrian Safety Toolkit Available
January 6, 2020
The Vermont Agency of Transportation and Department of Health have published a free downloadable Pedestrian Safety and Vulnerable Road Users Toolkit for Vermonters everywhere, providing guidance for improving the ability of people to walk in their communities. It shows how improving walkability is valuable, from health to social equity reasons, and gives suggestions for improving pedestrian safety […]
October 20-26th is National Teen Driver Safety Week
October 22, 2019
“October 20-26th is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence. Parents can be the biggest influencers on teens’ choices behind the wheel. Help your kids make safe decisions as new drivers, and […]
Vermont Driver Educator Stan Blicharz Awarded ‘Teacher of Excellence’
September 26, 2019
The Youth Safety Council of Vermont congratulates our colleague Stan Blicharz on his receipt of the ADTSEA ‘Teacher of Excellence Award’!… Five driver education teachers from Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota and Vermont have been selected by their peers nationwide as Teachers of Excellence. The honor, from the American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA), carries with it a cash […]
TXT U L8R at UVM Medical Center, November 6
September 23, 2019
Texting while driving is one of the greatest hazards on the road. Every day, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes involving distracted driving. That is 1.6 million car accidents and 330,000 injuries per year! That’s why the University of Vermont Medical Center and the Clinical Simulation Laboratory at […]
Turn Off Texting at Burlington High School!
July 10, 2019
The students of Burlington High School got to learn the dangers of driving distracted first hand today!
Turn Off Texting on July 2: West Rutland and Williston!
July 2, 2019
The students of West Rutland High School and Associates in Driving in Williston experienced the Turn Off Texting demonstration today! Photos: Above, Williston; below, West Rutland.
Local Motion & Ski Rack Create Safety Videos for Bicyclists
June 5, 2019
Local Motion and Ski Rack teamed up to create safety videos for bicyclists, and they help remind everyone that road users include vulnerable users on bikes, and the special concerns they have. Visit the page of videos, and see below for the episode about safely interacting with public busses.
Turn Off Texting at Essex High School: Safety Week!
May 16, 2019
The students of Essex High School experienced Turn Off Texting with Driver Educator Barbara Brody yesterday, during a week dedicated to highway safety education.
Thank You, Caledonian Record!
May 16, 2019
The Caledonian Record helped show Turn Off Texting in action to the Lyndonville community. The Youth Safety Council of Vermont sends thanks!