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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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TOT in Thetford

The Turn Off Texting Simulator at Thetford Academy

The YSCVT sends special thanks out to our program supporters and sponsors for making this statewide safety experience available to Vermont’s youngest drivers!

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Springfield TOT

Turn Off Texting in Springfield

Here’s a photo of Youth Safety Council Presenter Paul Burroughs (red jack, in front) with Springfield High School students and the Turn Off Texting mobile driving simulator. Young Southern Vermont drivers are learning how important it is to stay focused behind the wheel!

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Rutland TOT Simulator Visit

The Turn Off Texting Driving Simulator in Rutland!

The Turn Off Texting mobile driving simulator visited Rutland where students and YSCVT Presenter Paul Burroughs got to hang out with our friend and regional safety advocate Lt. Kevin Geno, fourth from the right in the photo.

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‘Hopes and Dreams’ from the Governor’s Highway Safety Program

The YSCVT sends thanks and congratulations to our friends and supporters at the Governor’s Highway Safety Program for the new powerful public service announcement, “Hopes and Dreams.” Here’s the press release… For Immediate Release 04/27/2018 On behalf of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) in the Office of Highway Safety at the Vermont Agency of […]

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TOT in Thetford

Turn Off Texting at Thetford Academy

Turn Off Texting presenter Paul Burroughs brought the driving simulator version of the program to Rich Kearney of Upper Valley Driving Academy and the students of Thetford Academy on March 27. Find Turn Off Texting all over Vermont this spring!

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Don't Text & Drive!

Video Contest Aims to Change Distracted Driving Habits Among High School Students

March 15, 2018 / Montpelier, Vt. – In conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance (VHSA) is excited to announce the #802phonesdown!headsup! video public service announcement contest. The contest is open to high school students and is designed to encourage young drivers, friends, and peers to avoid distracted driving. The first-place winner will be awarded $750; second place $500; and third place $250. […]

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Txt U L8R

UVM Medical Center Presents TXT U L8R Event for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. To promote teen driver safety, UVM Medical Center is offering the TXT U L8R program to your students and their families. Everyone in encouraged to participate — even you! Texting while driving has quickly become one of the greatest hazards on the road. It causes 1.6 million car […]

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Johnny Esau

Johnny Esau, 1950-2018

Johnny Esau brought charm and brightness to his work as a Turn Off Texting presenter and made hundreds of Vermont’s young drivers safer with his kind instruction. We are sad to report that he lost his battle with leukemia and passed on January 9. Here is Johnny’s obituary, from the Brattleboro Reformer: John D. Esau […]

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