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Virginia Association of Driver Education and Traffic Safety (VADETS)

VADETS is a Professional Driver Education Association with the mission to improve the quality of driver education and provide effective instruction to new drivers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The VADETS membership is drawn from over 2,500 driver education professionals who teach in public, private, and driver training schools.

We hope you find the information and links useful in your quest to provide young drivers with the skills needed to drive a motor vehicle safely.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.


VADETS 2022 On-Site Conference (tentatively)

Sunday July 10, 2022 (10:00 am-5:00 pm) at JMU 

Click the "Join Us" link to register.


Poster, Bumper Sticker, License Plate Contest

The Virginia Association of Driver Education and Traffic Safety (VADETS) is sponsoring a 2022 poster, bumper sticker, and license plate contest. The contest will be judged at the VADETS State Conference in July. The theme is general traffic safety and students should select issues or topics they feel are important to driver education. Each school should conduct its own contest and teachers may submit the best three (3) entries in each category at the conference. All submissions for contests are due 6/1/2022.  Questions may be submitted to VADETSinfo@gmail.com.



Teachers can submit a picture of  posters, bumper stickers & license plates to this Google Folder (name file with student's name) and bring them to the conference  or mail them to:


VADETS

PO Box 1

Powhatan, VA 23139

Upload a student named folder, containing PSAs  and Paragraphs,  into this Google Folder.


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TEACHER OF THE YEAR

For information about Teacher of the Year and to nominate a teacher, please visit this link to download and email (vadetsinfo@gmail.com) or mail the form to:

VADETS Teacher of the Year Committee 

PO Box 1

Powhatan, Va  23139



TOY nominations are due 6/1/2022.



Driven to Protect 

May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month. From engineers to educators, it takes all of us working together to make Virginia roads as safe as possible and to end drunk driving. Throughout the month of May, we invite you to bring youth traffic safety into your classroom through the virtual lessons, interactive content, and videos at the Driven to Protect Discovery Hub – also available through Virtual Virginia. We also hope you will download and share the Youth Traffic Safety Month social content on your own channels and with other educators to help spread the word. To learn more, visit DrivenToProtectVa.org or follow @DrvnToProtect on Twitter.

About Driven to Protect

The Driven to Protect Virginia Initiative is a public-private partnership between the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. ACTS represents the world’s automakers and leads the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Program, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The program is developing a first-of-its-kind technology called the alcohol detection system that will detect when a driver is impaired with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above 0.08 percent and prevent the vehicle from moving. Driven To Protect Virginia is the first state partnership dedicated to advancing technology that can prevent alcohol-impaired driving and educating the public about this technology and responsible driving behavior.




Curriculum Workbooks


This 116-page study guide/workbook provides the framework for the content in the Curriculum and is also designed to assist students in learning safety concepts.


Cost

$125 per case + 20% Shipping and Handling

Each case contains 50 study guide/workbooks

Workbooks shipped in multiples of 50 only

Workbook Order Form

For additional information email vadetsworkbooks@gmail.com


Distracted Driving Summit

As Distracted Driving Awareness Month comes to a close, don't forget to register for the 9th Annual Distracted Driving Summit. The event will be held on August 18-19, 2022 at the Hilton Norfolk The Main. They will be offering both in-person and virtual attendance options this year. The virtual attendee option is limited to only general sessions. The in-person option will include breakout sessions.  

Learn valuable methods to fight distracted driving! Engaging and cutting-edge topics related to law enforcement, diverse communities, vulnerable road users, research and technology, and corporate and community strategies will be represented on the agenda. Topics and speakers will be announced in the near future.

Room block information can be found on the event website under the
"location/room block" tab. We recommend booking your hotel room as soon as po
ssible as space is limited. The beautiful Hilton Norfolk The Main is ready to welcome you! 

Register here.








CONTACT US


VADETS for Teachers

vadetsinfo@gmail.com

VADETS Online Driver Education Program 

vadetsonline@gmail.com

VADETS Workbooks

vadetsworkbooks@gmail.com


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