Fall 2017 Conference Schedule

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Draft Schedule:

Time Event
07:15 a.m. – 08:00 a.m. Exhibitors/Vendors Set-up
SCDTSEA Conference Registration
08:00 a.m. – 08:10 a.m. Welcome: Mr. David Smith, Presiding Officer, President, SCDTSEA
Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance: Dr. Albert Neal, Chaplin, SCDTSEA
08:10 a.m. – 08:20 a.m. Greetings: Mr. Karl McClary, Inspector General, SCDMV
    Mr. Mike Lally, SC Department of Education
08:20 a.m. – 08:45 a.m. SCDTSEA Business Meeting, Part 1
Election Committee Report: Mr. Joe Sabbadino, Past President, SCDTSEA
    Mr. Lance Collins, Website Editor, SCDTSEA
Election of SCDTSEA Officers & Board Members: Mr. Andrew Johnson, President Elect, SCDTSEA
Installation of Officers: Dr. Albert Neal, Chaplin, SCDTSEA
08:45 a.m. – 09:15 a.m. Autonomous Vehicles: Mr. Andy Pilgrim, Traffic Safety Expert, Traffic Safety Education Foundation, FL
09:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Fun in the Classroom: Mr. Greg Mangan, Drive 4 Life Academy, TN
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibitors/Vendors & Check Door Prizes
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Respecting Motorists: Mr. Bill Rhyne, Safety Officer, SC
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Awards & Presentation: Mr. David Smith, President, SCDTSEA
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. The Truth About Drugs/Drug Free World: Mr. Darren Tessitora
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. New Tools for Driver Educators: Mr. Andy Pilgrim, Traffic Safety Expert, Traffic Safety Education Foundation, FL
12:30 p.m. – 01:00 p.m. SC Class “D” Road Test Procedures: Ms. Cindy L. Hutto, Master Examiner, SC Department of Motor Vehicles, SC
01:00 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. Lunch & Visit Exhibitors/Vendors
02:00 p.m. – 02:15 p.m. Poster Contest Results
02:15 p.m. – 02:30 p.m. Business Meeting, Part 2:
Mr. Jerry Lloyd, Secretary’s Report
Dr. Harry Stille, Treasurer’s Report
02:30 p.m. – 02:40 p.m. Closing Remarks: Mr. David Smith, President, SCDTSEA
Mr. Andrew Johnson, President Elect

Letter From the Past President

Dear Driver Educator,

Consider the SCDTSEA Conference that will be at Blythewood’s SCDMV December 1. Check out the attachments. A draft of the conference schedule includes interesting people with interesting topics such as:

Andy Pilgrim — Driver Education and the coming Autonomous Vehicle Revolution and New Tools coming soon for Driver Education.
Greg Mangan — Fun in the classroom.
Bill Rhyne — Respecting motorists
Darren Tessitore — Truth about drugs
Cindy Hutto — SC class D road test procedures
Attached are membership and conference forms, along with the poster contest information.

At the conference SCDTSEA we want to award colleagues and schools that show dedication, involvement and having good results in driver and traffic safety education. Even Scripture advocates giving honor where honor is due — “Render therefore to all their dues; tribute to where tribute is due; custom to where custom…honor to where honor” (Romans 13:7). SCDTSEA wants you to recommend outstanding administrators, officers, teachers and schools. Lance Collins and I have been appointed to request and receive your input and then the Executive Committee will select the ones to honor. Please send names, schools and reasons for your recommendations to — jandjsabb@att.net.

Lance and I also have been asked to solicit names of colleagues who desire to share their leadership to the state level with SCDTSEA. Please consider this request and respond if you are proud of what you have done at your school and community and would like to get involved as an officer or board member of SCDTSEA.

I will end with some quotations relating to our field:

“Given the present day traffic situation in the United States and the high fatality rate of the young, it seems clear that some kind of preparation for driving in today’s traffic is necessary.” –National Transportation Safety Board, U. S. Department of Transportation.
“No cause, not even the highest and purest, can prosper in our day without making education its ally.” –Horace Mann.
“Regardless of the effectiveness of driver education/driver training in reducing accidents, it does prepare young people to operate a vehicle on the road, and not even the loudest of critics has suggested that they join the traffic system unprepared, or that early training be turned over once again to parents or friends. Thus the question seems to be not whether driver education/driver training should be continued, but how can it be improved” –A Practical Plan For Driver Training by James L. Malfetti.

Yours for Safety,


Joe Sabbadino
Past President, SCDTSEA