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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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Teen Filmmaker Focuses on Distracted Driving

 Here’s a guest commentary by Owen Smith, who is the president of AT&T Vermont. When Burlington High School student Maia Vota traveled to the Tribeca Film Festival last week, she brought an important message to New York City’s red carpet: It Can Wait. Maia’s documentary-style short film about the dangers of distracted driving earned her a […]

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Ken Millman presented with award.

YSCVT Board Member Ken Millman Receives VHSA Marketing Award

Youth Safety Council Board Member Ken Millman of Sp!ke Advertising was presented with the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance Media & Marketing Award by VHSA Vice Chair Mitchell Jay of the Vermont Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association. The ceremony last Friday, May 10, was held in the Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont State House in […]

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Handshake at Heritage

Heritage Toyota Supports Turn Off Texting Program for High School Drivers

Heritage Toyota is supporting a statewide young driver highway safety program with the use and maintenance of a Toyota truck. The Youth Safety Council of Vermont presents the Turn Off Texting workshop in high schools across the state, giving young driving students a safe first-hand experience of the dangers of driving while distracted. The program […]

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