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Guidelines for Establishing and Maintaining State Driver Education Interagency Working Groups and Advisory Boards Released May 2018

The Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education (ANSTSE) has released a document Guidelines for Establishing and Maintaining State Driver Education Interagency Working Groups and Advisory Boards to assist state administrators with their understanding of appointing an advisory board and the steps necessary to establish quality novice teen driver education programs.

The Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS) specifies to establish and maintain an advisory board of stakeholders to provide input to the state agency/agencies. Establishing an advisory board and interagency working groups brings all stakeholders in the state together to work on the common goal of improving novice teen driver safety and to share information.

Click here for the complete document.

 

ANSTSE Technical Assistance Presentations Conducted

Six presentations were conducted so far in 2018 on the NTDETAS, implementing the Standards and Instructor Training. For a detailed list of these conferences click here.

 

ANSTSE Technical Assistance Conducted

ANSTSE has conducted technical assistance for nine states from September 2013 to January 2017. These nine states include Delaware, New York, North Carolina, Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Illinois, Missouri and New Jersey. For a more detailed description of the technical assistance provided to each state click here.

 

Public Policies in Support of the NTDETAS

AAA-FTS Resolution for NTDETAS

ADTSEA Resolution - Support for NTDETAS

DETA Resolution - Support for NTDETAS

DSAA Resolution - Support for NTDETAS

 

2017 Revised Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards and Strategic Plan Released

The 2017 revised Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards have been published! The revised standards incorporate:

  • classroom and behind-the-wheel delivery standards,
  • online delivery standards,
  • instructor training standards to support the stages for an instructor preparation program and the model training materials for the teaching task, which were developed, as well as
  • a revision to the entire NTDETAS.

For more information on the NTDETAS click here.

2017 Model Instructor Preparation Program and Training Materials for the Teaching Task Released
A document on the Stages of an Instructor Preparation Program was developed by ANSTSE and a Teacher Training Working Group (TTWG) which outlines the stages essential for States and/or programs to successfully train driver education instructors to deliver all segments of the driver education program that meet the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS).
Model training materials have been developed by ANSTSE and a Teacher Training Working Group (TTWG) for one stage of the program, the teaching task, designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for delivering classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction. States or programs are encouraged to utilize the Teaching Task / Teaching and Learning Theories training materials.

For the Model Teaching Task training materials click here.

Letter from Brian McLaughlin, NHTSA’s Senior Administrator - Traffic Injury Control on Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Click here.

 

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Interim Final Rule (IFR) published in Federal Register

The IFR requires states to provide evidence of having a state-certified driver education program to qualify for state funding under MAP-21 and encourages states to implement the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS). Read the article here.

 

Letter of Acknowledgement from National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

NTSB commends the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for its comprehensive action to address several NTSB recommendations relating to driver education and training. Read the letter here.