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.
The study guide/workbook provides the framework for the content in the Curriculum and is also designed to assist students in learning safety concepts.
The Virginia Driver Education Curriculum has been updated to meet the 2022 Driver Education Standards. These will be posted on an ORPH site and information on accessing it will be sent. The updated site has worksheets for the 12 modules.
$200 which includes shipping and handling- Each case contains 50 study guide/workbooks.
Workbooks will be shipped in multiples of 50 only - no pickup allowed
For additional information email email@example.com
VADETS On-Site Conference at JMU will be
Sunday, July 7, 2024. Virtual Conference will be Wednesday, October 2, 2024.
More information coming later.
Learner's Permit Test Prep
For students who would like more practice for the learner's permit test or who have failed the learner's permit test 3 times, click here for more information and to register for the course.
VADETS Online Course
VADETS is Virginia’s teacher association for the improvement of driver education & traffic safety. The VADETS online driver education course provides an alternative educational opportunity for public, private and home-schooled students. Click here for more information and to register for the course.
Poster, Bumper Sticker, License Plate Contest
The Virginia Association of Driver Education and Traffic Safety (VADETS) is sponsoring a 2023 poster, bumper sticker, and license plate contest. The contest will be judged at the VADETS State Conference in July, 2023. 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 6/1/2024. 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:
PO Box 1
Powhatan, VA 23139
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to our 2023 Driver Education Teachers of the Year!
Amy Dignan, Prince William County Public Schools
Debbie Fry - Chesapeake County Public Schools
Julie Ballowe - RVA Driving Academy
For information about Teacher of the Year and to nominate a teacher for next school year, please visit this link to download and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail the completed form to:
VADETS Teacher of the Year Committee
PO Box 1
Powhatan, Va 23139
TOY nominations are due 5/1/2024.
Buckle Up Phone Down!
Did you know it is illegal in Virginia to hold a handheld communication device (phone) while operating a moving motor vehicle? Still, we see drivers doing it every day. At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving. Please don’t be one of them. Other distractions, like eating, applying makeup, adjusting the radio or air conditioning, can also be dangerous. Anything that draws your attention away from the task of driving is distracted driving and can cause a crash.
Driven To Protect Discovery Hub
See the link below to see an overview about the Driven to Protect Discovery Hub: https://youtu.be/Hg9MLhkoBV8.
This is a great way for educators to learn more about their online resources. Download social media content from Driven To Protect for Teen/Driver safety week.
February 22 – 24, 2024
Join 350 driver educators, driving schools, and leaders in driver education at our annual conference. Learn about new products, services and organizations that are dedicated to keeping our nation's drivers safe.
Registration opens in October.
Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites