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National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 20-26th is National Teen Driver Safety Week

“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 […]

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Stan Blicharz

Vermont Driver Educator Stan Blicharz Awarded ‘Teacher of Excellence’

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 […]

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TXTUL8R at UVM Medical Center

TXT U L8R at UVM Medical Center, November 6

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 […]

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TOT Burlington High School

Turn Off Texting at Burlington High School!

The students of Burlington High School got to learn the dangers of driving distracted first hand today!

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TOT in Williston

Turn Off Texting on July 2: West Rutland and Williston!

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.

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Local Motion & Ski Rack Create Safety Videos for Bicyclists

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.    

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TOT at Essex High School

Turn Off Texting at Essex High School: Safety Week!

The students of Essex High School experienced Turn Off Texting with Driver Educator Barbara Brody yesterday, during a week dedicated to highway safety education.   

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Thank You, Caledonian Record!

The Caledonian Record helped show Turn Off Texting in action to the Lyndonville community. The Youth Safety Council of Vermont sends thanks!

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Stowe High School TOT

Turn Off Texting at Stowe High School

We’re sending special thanks out to the Stowe Reporter for sharing word of the Turn Off Texting program! The Youth Safety Council visited Driver Educator Darren McIntyre and his students at Stowe High School on May 6.

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Award Winners with the Governor

Young Videographers Awarded at Vermont State House

The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance sponsored the second annual contest #802phonesdown!headup! video contest for high school students. Students from across Vermont were honored for their work producing video public service messages on distracted driving to engage their peers and compel young drivers to put down their phones while driving. Two thousand dollars in prizes were […]

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