2018 Rutland Car Show

Visit Turn Off Texting at the Rutland Car Show & Auto Flea Market on Sunday, 7/15

Find Turn Off Texting and its mobile driving simulator at the 2018 Rutland Car Show and Auto Flea Market (previously known as the RAVE Car Show)! The Car Show is Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15 and Turn Off Texting will be there SUNDAY, JULY 15, at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland, VT, with our friends from the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance.

We’ll be in the middle of a wild collection of old cars, vendors, food purveyors, and lots of flea market activity. Trophies are given away each day, and the big ceremony is on Sunday. This year the Car Show is featuring Chevrolet Trucks; this is the 100th Anniversary of the first Chevy Truck to roll off of the assembly line.

Admission is only $5, and kids under 12 get in for free!

If you would like to enter your car or motorcycle or truck into the show, go here for more details: https://www.ravecarclub.com/2018-rutland-car-show

Hope we see you out there!

Sharon Academy

Turn Off Texting at Sharon Academy!

Some of the Sharon Academy students who experienced Turn Off Texting with YSCVT presenter Paul Burroughs and Driver Educator Gabriella Netsch of Yankee Driving School!

TOT at Globalfoundries

Turn Off Texting at GlobalFoundries

Sending thanks out to Heather Cotto and the GlobalFoundries safety team (Sam, Evan, Javier, Nate, Chris and volunteers!) for inviting Turn Off Texting to their Safety Day today! It was beautiful on the GlobalFoundries campus in Essex, and the warm welcome by everyone who participated made it special for us.

The VHSA PSA Video Contest Winners!

Here are the winning videos from the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance PSA Contest #802phonesdown!headsup!

Above: Isaak Olson,Essex High School, 3rd Place

Tanner Bischofberger & Kyle Monier, River Valley Technical Center, 2nd Place

Andrew Malshuk, Bellows Falls Union High School, 1st Place

Congrats to everyone!

Gov. Scott & Paul Burroughs

Turn Off Texting at the AGC Construction Career Day!

The Youth Safety Council was invited to share our Turn Off Texting presentation at the Associated General Contractors of Vermont 2018 Construction Career Day on May 16. We fit in among dozens of other demonstrations and workshops, and students got to try the golf cart and driving simulator versions of Turn Off Texting. Thank you, AGC for including us!

TOT in Thetford

The Turn Off Texting Simulator at Thetford Academy

The YSCVT sends special thanks out to our program supporters and sponsors for making this statewide safety experience available to Vermont’s youngest drivers!

Springfield TOT

Turn Off Texting in Springfield

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!

Rutland TOT Simulator Visit

The Turn Off Texting Driving Simulator in Rutland!

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

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 Transportation, we are pleased to release this ‘Hopes and Dreams’ School Bus Safety Public Service Announcement. We would like to thank the marketing firm HMC for the production of this public service announcement.  We would also like to thank the student actors and their parents from Barre, Northfield, Johnson and Stowe. In addition, we would like to acknowledge the Colchester Police Department/Chittenden SHARP for traffic control and support during filming and the school bus company Mountain Transit for donating the bus for filming. The GHSP is federally funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

TOT in Thetford

Turn Off Texting at Thetford Academy

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!