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Help Spread the Message About Safe Driving During National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18-24

Learning how to drive is an exciting part of the journey to adulthood. Because of teens inexperience behind the wheel, however, driving can often be dangerous. Tragically, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens 15 to 18 in the United States. To help keep you and your fellow teen drivers safe, […]

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Turn Off Texting is Now Booking with Mobile Simulator & Hygiene Protocols

Turn Off Texting is a free, hands-on distracted driving safety demonstration that visits high schools across Vermont. It’s now scheduling free presentations through September, with disinfecting protocols in place. To our Vermont Driver Educator family, We’ve prepared for a safe September return of the Turn Off Texting program and invite you to schedule a free […]

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Back to School = New Sleep Patterns & Teen Drowsy Driving!

Our friends at Ford Driving Skills for Life spoke with Pam Shadel Fischer and Tim Burrows from the Governors Highway Safety Association to learn about the causes and signs of drowsy driving as well as what parents can do to help their teens get enough sleep. “Teens are more likely than any other age group […]

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Governor Scott & DMV Announce Restart Plan for Driver’s License Services, Learner’s Permit Tests

Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today announced a restart plan for resuming driver’s license tests and a new service for Vermonters to receive their learner’s permit online as the state begins limited resumption of services paused due to COVID-19. “As operations and services come back online, the DMV has found […]

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YSCVT During the Pandemic: You Are In Our Thoughts

The pandemic experience has challenged all of us and brought tragedy to many families in Vermont; our hearts are with you as we face this crisis together.  When schools were closed and the public was asked to ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ by Governor Scott, the Youth Safety Council of Vermont canceled its spring 2020 Turn […]

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Award Winners with the Governor

PSA Video Contest for Vermont High School Students: The Dangers of Distracted Driving

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 […]

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Walk Audit, photo courtesy America Walks

New Pedestrian Safety Toolkit Available

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 […]

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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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