The Turn Off Texting Simulator at Thetford Academy
May 23, 2018
The YSCVT sends special thanks out to our program supporters and sponsors for making this statewide safety experience available to Vermont’s youngest drivers!
Turn Off Texting in Springfield
May 23, 2018
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!
The Turn Off Texting Driving Simulator in Rutland!
May 23, 2018
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.
‘Hopes and Dreams’ from the Governor’s Highway Safety Program
May 1, 2018
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 […]
Turn Off Texting at Thetford Academy
March 29, 2018
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!
Video Contest Aims to Change Distracted Driving Habits Among High School Students
March 20, 2018
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. […]
UVM Medical Center Presents TXT U L8R Event for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
March 7, 2018
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 […]
Johnny Esau, 1950-2018
January 13, 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 […]
“Be the driver you want your teen to be”
December 21, 2017
Youth Safety Council Director James Lockridge Receives Award
December 11, 2017
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 […]