October 1 VT Cell Phone Ban on NECN

Vermont’s New Cell Phone Law… Hands-Free October 1!

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Get the #X Out: Win a Trip to Visit Demi Lovato

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AT&T’s ‘It Can Wait‘ is sending someone on a trip to see Demi Lovato in concert and hang with her backstage. It might be you! Enter here to win!


#X Before You Drive

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‘Break Bad Habits’

‘Break Bad Habits’ by Austin Piedra, a Bridgestone 2014 Teens Drive Smart video contest finalist.

TOT at Stowe Academy

TOT at Stowe Academy
Students from four area high schools strike a pose after completing the Turn Off Texting driving experience during their summer driver education course in Stowe.

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Thank You, Vermont State Police!

Johnny Esau & Lt. Garry ScottThe Youth Safety Council of Vermont sends big ‘Thanks!’ to the Vermont State Police for their kind help in storing our Turn Off Texting golf cart trailer for the summer at their Williston facility. And we send special thanks to YSCVT board member Lt. Garry Scott!

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TOT Demo in progress.

Turn Off Texting at Champlain Valley Union High School

Turn Off Texting being presented by Bill Merrylees at Champlain Valley Union High School on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Autumn Turn Off Texting Demonstrations Now Being Scheduled!

A special message to Driver Educators, safety-minded community groups, and industries with professional drivers:

The Youth Safety Council of Vermont’s Turn Off Texting demonstration raises awareness about the dangers of distracted driving by putting Vermont student drivers and safety-minded community members behind the wheel of a golf cart to navigate a course of cones while texting. It’s a unique, memorable and effective experience for participants, and the demonstration is provided free of charge through a grant from the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and the support of our program sponsors AT&T and 802 Cars. See photos of a TOT demo at https://www.yscvt.org/?p=352

Please feel welcome to schedule a demonstration at your school, event or site by visiting https://www.yscvt.org/?page_id=102 Dates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and are being scheduled for September through early November of 2014. An outdoor, paved surface of 50’ x 150’ is needed; the driving instructor must be present; and participants must have their Vermont Learner’s Permit or license. Approximately 12-15 students can experience the demonstration in an hour, and the demonstration can be at your school through the day, accommodating several classes.

To explore the program further, visit https://www.yscvt.org; Please call the Youth Safety Council of Vermont any time with questions, (802) 881-9050.