The Fall 2017 SCDTSEA conference will be here before we know it! Click here to download the conference registration form and poster contest details.
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 — firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,
Past President, SCDTSEA
2016 SCDTSEA Award Winners
|Lifetime Service in Driver and Traffic Safety Education Award||Jim Collins, Auto-Safe Driving School|
|Traffic Safety Officer of the Year||Cpl. Bill Rhyne, SCHP Spokesman|
|SCDTSEA Award||Joe Sabbadino, Sabbadino Diving School|
|Friend of SCDTSEA||Candace Rosado, SCDMV Inspector III|
|Outstanding Leadership in Driver and Traffic Safety||Andy Pilgrim, Traffic Safety Education Foundation|
|Driver Education Teacher of the Year||Don Cribbs, Latta High School|
|Commercial Driver Teacher of the Year||Ed Ables, Ables Driving School|
|Commercial Driving School of the Year||Thomas Adamo, Union County Driver Academy|
|Poster Contest||1st place, Hannah Lovegrove, Sabbadino Driving School LLC, Taylors ($300)
2nd place, Sneh George, Sabbadino Driving School LLC, Taylors ($200)
3rd place, Lydia Sutton, Clover High School ($100)
The 2016 SCDTSEA Conference will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 in Blythewood, SC at the SCDMV Building. The theme will be Distracted Driving
Click here to download the conference registration form
Click here to download an SCDTSEA membership application
Click here to download the conference poster contest details
Click here to download the conference schedule
|07:15 a.m. – 08:00 a.m.||Exhibitors/Vendors set-up|
|07:30 a.m. – 08:30 a.m.||Registration & Visiting Exhibits|
|08:30 a.m. – 08:45 a.m.||Welcome, Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance
Presiding Officer: David Smith, President, SCDTSEA
Dr. Albert Neal, Chaplain, SCDTSEA
Ms. Dixie McNair, Board Member, SCDTSEA
|08:45 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.||Greetings
Mr. Karl McClary, Inspector General, SCDMV
|09:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m.||Business Meeting, part 1
Election of SCDTSEA Officers & Board Members: Mr. Andrew Johnson, President Elect, SCDTSEA
Installation of Officers: Dr. Albert Neal, Chaplain
|09:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.||Parents Role in Driver Education/Training
Andy Pilgrim, Expert, Driver Trainer
|10:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.||Break: Visit Exhibits and Check Door Prizes Booth|
|10:25 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.||Tips/Reminders For Driver Education Teachers
Dr. Harry Stille, Driver Education Professor, Erskine College, Due West, SC
|10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.||Awards & Presentation
Mr. David Smith, President, SCDTSEA
|11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.||Respecting Motorists: Automobiles and Motor Cycles
Mr. Bill Rhyne, Safety Officer, SC
|11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.||Role of SC Transport Police Regarding Commercial Vehicles
Lieutenant Roy Cloud/ Corporal Cato, SC Department of Transport Police
|12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Realities of Driving on the Highway Transportation System (HTS)
Mr. Andy Pilgrim, Expert Driver Trainer
|1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Lunch, Visit Exhibits and Check Door Prizes Booth|
|2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.||Poster Contest Results
Mrs. Janice Cowen, State Coordinator, Operation Life Saver
Mr. Eric Robertson, Vendor/Exhibitor, Greenfield, IN
|2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Business Meeting, part 2
Secretary’s Report: Mr. Jerry Lloyd, Secretary
Treasurer’s Report: Dr. Harry Stille, Treasurer
|2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.||Closing Remarks
President, Mr. David Smith
President Elect, Mr. Andrew Johnson
Mark November 18, 2016 on your calendar for the SCDTSEA Conference. It will again be at Blythewood, SC’s SCDMV! Expect the conference to be as excellent as the 2015 conference! One of the foremost national safety experts has already been contacted. Mr. Andy Pilgrim gave a powerful presentation on “The Realities of Driving Today” at the last Southeast Region American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Conference, and also gave out his new CD.
We will again have a poster contest and this year’s theme will be DISTRACTED DRIVING. The posters should be done on regulation size posters (22 x 28). Have your students write the following on the back of the poster: their name, address and phone number, as well as the name of your school. Each school can bring up to eight posters that their 2016 students made. The posters will be judged during the SCDTSEA Conference by non-driver educators. Cash prizes will be given to the top three posters (eligible only if a representative from your school is at the conference).
Think about recommending an outstanding teacher for both the commercial school and high school teacher-of-the-year. You can also recommend someone for the outstanding administrator of the year. If you want to make a recommendation send it to me (email@example.com ) and I will forward it to the proper committee during a SCDTSEA Board Meeting.
Rev. Ben Colley, Community Outreach Coordinator of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, has been at SCDTSEA Conferences with the seat belt demonstrator. I decided to have him come during one of my classes. Ben brought the seat belt demonstrator and he also had Corporal W. T. Rhyne (Office of Community Relations, South Carolina Highway Patrol) come. They gave a most outstanding talk/presentation in about 30 minutes. I would encourage you have them come to your school also. Email Ben at BLCOLLEY@SCHP.ORG (Office phone is (803) 896-8180 and cell is (803) 206-8523.)
2015 SCDTSEA Award Winners (Sponsored by AAA Carolinas)
|Traffic Safety Officer of the Year||Terry Taylor, SCDMV Office of the Inspector General, Supervisor|
|Administrator of the Year||Dr. Christine Beyer, Driver Education Consultant to the SC Department of Education|
|Friend of Driver and Traffic Safety Education||Sarah Clem, State Farm Safety Projects|
|Achiever of the Year||Terecia Wilson, Research and Safety Consultant|
|Leadership of the Year Award||Carol Hardin, National Driver Education Speaker|
|SCDTSEA Award||David Smith, Mid Carolina High School|
|Commercial Driving School of the Year||Budget Driving School|
|Commercial Driver Teacher of the Year||Joe Sabbadino, Sabbadino Driving School|
|Driver Education Teacher of the Year||Robbie Wiggins, Clover High School|
|Seat Belt Poster Contest (Sponsored by State Farm)||1st Place, Judah Smith, Sabbadino Driving School LLC, Taylors ($300)
2nd Place, Kylie Watts, Sabbadino Driving School LLC, Taylors ($200)
3rd Place, Joseph Calamia, Sabbadino Driving School LLC, Taylors ($100)
This post contains links to some parent/teen driving agreements.
The following is a link to a PowerPoint file about highway safety. It contains a lot of useful information and statistics.
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