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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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“Be the driver you want your teen to be”

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Youth Safety Council Director James Lockridge Receives Award

Governor’s Highway Safety Program Names Lifesaver of the Year The Governor’s Highway Safety Program recently presented its annual ‘Lifesaver of the Year’ award to James Lockridge, Executive Director of the Youth Safety Council of Vermont. The award was presented by Governor Phil Scott, GHSP Chief Keith Flynn, Vermont Motor Vehicle Commissioner Robert Ide and GHSP Financial […]

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VT Deaths

A Time to Remember Lives Lost to Impaired Drivers

On Tuesday, December 5 join us at the Vermont State House for a special annual ceremony, 4:30-6pm in the House Chamber. Organized by the Community Justice Network of Vermont, this community gathering is to remember the lives lost by impaired driving, and collectively comfort everyone impacted. For more information, please see the flyer and visit the […]

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A Helpful Explanation of Winter vs. Summer Tires (Stay Safe this Holiday Season!)

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A Fresh Safety Video from The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance!

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TXT U L8R

Free Txt U L8R Program at UVM Medical Center, Oct. 16

October 15-21st is National Teen Driver Safety Week. 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! Texting while driving has quickly become one of the greatest hazards on the road. It causes 1.6 million car crashes and 330,000 […]

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Christian Franchino

Christian Franchino Joins YSCVT Team

The YSCVT welcomes Christian Franchino to our staff as an intern from Champlain College. Christian is working toward a Bachelor of Broadcast and Streaming Media degree and joins us with videography and audio editing skills. Our outreach efforts will improve as Christian updates our driver educator contacts and begins producing content for social media and […]

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Mock crash with firefighters

New Web Site Helps VT Schools Host Safety Fairs; Grant Program Offered

BURLINGTON: July 24, 2017 The Youth Safety Council of Vermont in collaboration with Mt. Abraham Union High School has published a how-to guide for Vermont high schools that describes how Mt. Abe produced a campus-wide safety fair: http://www.yscvt.org/safetyfairs/ On Friday, May 5 Mt. Abraham Union High School hosted presentations by numerous organizations, creating a day-long, […]

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A South African Message About the Dangers of Texting While…

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