2021 SCDTSEA Award Winnersinformation
Operation Lifesaver: Virtual Railway Safety Presentationinformation resources
There's a lot to think about when you're driving, and trains aren't always at the top of the list. Drivers can quickly respond to hazards on the road, but trains can do very little to respond to hazards on the track. It is important for drivers to be watching for trains and know how to stay safe around them.
Please Have November 19 Reserved for the SCDTSEA Conference!information announcements
I am really excited about the November 19 conference! We are going to have the best known out-of-state and in-state speakers! Andy Pilgrim will speak two times. One on "More on Vehicle Driver Aid Technology" and another on "Dangers of Street Racing and Stunting Explained."
2021 SCDTSEA Conference Detailsinformation announcements
I hope you can make the November 19, 2021 SCDTSEA Conference at the Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, SC. We have always sought to make the annual conference most helpful to all in driver and traffic safety education. This year, Andrew Pilgrim, an outstanding national DTSE speaker will give two presentations...
Dr. Harry Carl Stille, Jr.announcements information
Our beloved Dr. Harry Stille died yesterday morning. He still lives, but not with us. All of the arrangements are not available yet, but you could get on the internet for Harris Funeral Home in Abbeville for additional information.
2019 SCDTSEA Conference Highlightsinformation
Rail Safety Weekinformation resources
Distractions while driving can be deadly. Watch Kailynn's mother tell her heartbreaking story.
2019 SCDTSEA Conference Detailsinformation announcements
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Update 2019 SCDTSEA Conferenceannouncements information letters
I know you would want the latest information for the 2019 SCDTSEA Conference. It will be December 6 at Blythewood's SCDMV. Hope you will make plans to attend. This year the...
2018 SCDTSEA Conference Detailsinformation
Looking Ahead to the 2018 SCDTSEA Conferenceannouncements information
We are working to have the November 30, 2018 SCDTSEA Conference at Blythewood's SCDMV as good as can be. Registration/membership forms will be emailed to you in August or September, but I hope you will now reserve...
Michelin Teams With Vans to Create Limited-Edition Classics to Help Improve Teen Driving Safetyinformation
A newly released survey of U.S. teens conducted by Michelin North America in seven major U.S. cities reveals that 42 percent are driving with unsafe tire tread, and 40 percent are driving with...
South Carolina DUI-E Legislationarticles information
Board member Lance Collins was recently interviewed by Fox Carolina to discuss the new distracted driving bill sponsored by Representative Bill Taylor. The bill prohibits...
SCDTSEA Leadership at South East Region ADTSEA Award Banquetinformation
2018 SCDTSEA Poster Contest Detailsannouncements information
The theme for the 2018 SCDTSEA Conference is SAFETY FIRST and the subject for the poster safety contest is SEAT BELTS (check the attached for more information). May many of your students take part in...
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Fall 2017 Conference Scheduleinformation
Fall 2017 Conference Registration and Informationannouncements information
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A Letter From the Former Presidentannouncements information letters
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...
2015 SCDTSEA Conference Highlightsinformation
Parent-Teen Driving Agreementsinformation resources
Parents can use any one of these templates to enter into an agreement with their teenager regarding their use of a vehicle.
Highway Safetyinformation resources
Driver Education Regulationsinformation resources
To Click or Not To Click—The Seatbeltinformation resources
To click or not to click the seat belt—that shouldn't be a question. You cannot ride a roller coaster without a safety belt. You cannot fly in an airplane without a safety belt. You should not ride in a vehicle without a seat belt! One of the keys to life is to buckle up before driving.
Faces of Distracted Driving: Get the Messageinformation resources
Vehicles Also Have Black Boxesarticles information
Crash information is provided by black boxes in planes, and also in cars! Nothing is black and white about the black boxes. Vehicle manufacturers started installing them in...
Traffic Safety Needs for South Carolinaarticles information letters
The recent texting law is a step in the right direction. It could be stronger. For example, our fine for the first offence or texting is the cheapest except for California. The average fine for other states is...
The Worst Accident Investigatedarticles information resources
I was awakened at 2:00 a.m. by a phone call telling me to hurry and get into uniform. There is a terrible accident on Highway 52S. Half asleep I arrived at the accident scene...
Texting Law is Neededarticles information letters
Safe driving is no accident. It is because of responsible parents and teens, driver education/training, DMV licensing, good laws, and better law enforcement. And all of the above work for safety and help keep motorists from...
South Carolina Teens and Driver Trainingarticles information letters
In South Carolina only 15- and 16-year-old teens have to take a high school or commercial school driving course before seeking a driver's license. Unfortunately, less than 50 percent of new teenage drivers receive...
South Carolina Graduated Licensing (GDL)articles information letters
We propose that the GDL law be expanded to require all teenagers (17-19) to successfully complete a certified Traffic Safety Education course before being eligible to apply for a SC driver license, since there seems...
Addendum to SC Needs a Tough Texting Lawarticles information letters
We shared earlier that Georgia's texting law includes a $150 fine and 1 driving record point penalty. We feel more information about Georgia's law could be helpful. According to national studies, approximately...
Proposal to Have Driver Education and Driver Training Under One Agencyarticles information letters
A critical need in our state's driver education and driver training programs today is a strengthening of the teacher selection, preparation, certification process, performance of the teacher, and structured learning experiences. The best way to search for ways to improve...
Interesting Factsinformation resources
How do you achieve good vision while driving during a heavy downpour? Most of the motorists would turn on HIGH or FASTEST SPEED of the wipers during heavy downpour, yet the visibility in front of the vehicle is still bad.
How Fast Can You Die?information resources
A study from a research safety center shares what happens when a car traveling 55 miles an hour crashes into a solid...
Consider Texting Information to Pass Texting Billarticles information letters
With distracted driving now playing a part in 80 percent of all car crashes, according to a recent Virginia Tech study, and responsible for some 5,500 automotive fatalities annually, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem of mobile phone use for texting and talking behind the wheel has become and epidemic.
Bigger Trucks Mean Bigger Problems for SCarticles information
We in South Carolina could soon face the reality of longer and heavier trucks on our roads and bridges if some in Washington have their way. During last year's legislative session, Congress considered...
2015 SCDTSEA Conference Detailsinformation announcements
2015 Click It or Ticket Fact Sheetresources information
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Teen Driving Facts and Statisticsinformation resources
Distracted Driving Facts & Statisticsinformation resources
In 2010, 3,092 people were killed in crashes involving driver distractions, and an estimated 416,000 were injured.
Why Join SCDTSEA?information articles
Long ago being proud of what I was doing motivated me to want to join and become a part of the state professional association that represented my field. The ones of us formed a constitution (it is eight pages, single typed) and the preamble states what we try to do...
2014 SCDTSEA Conference Detailsinformation announcements resources
SC House Votes to Ban Texting While Drivinginformation articles
A bipartisan coalition voted 93-15 Wednesday to ban texting while driving for all drivers. First-time violators would face a $100 fine. Violators who cause fatal wrecks could face jail time. Under the bill, texting would still be allowed when a vehicle is stopped or parked.