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Corporate Membership Invitation

The South Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Educators Association is the only one of its kind that represents all driver and traffic safety educators in South Carolina and works with other safety groups in the state. SCDTSEA is a nonprofit seeking to have Corporate Memberships to better accomplish our mission. You would be interested to know that our overall mission and purpose is stated as the following...

Cameras for Speeding and Red Lights

South Carolina law currently prohibits the use of cameras for red light running and speeding. It is Section 56-7-35 that disallows traffic control devices citations being used based in whole upon photographic evidence. There is controversy that traffic cameras are being used as a revenue source and not as a safety measure.

Better Driver Education Needed in SC

National and state rankings indicate more and better driver and traffic safety education is needed in South Carolina. According to the SC Department of Public Safety, one teen driver was involved in a fatal or injury causing accident every 1.3 hours in 2019.

2021 SCDTSEA Poster Contest

I rushed the SCDTSEA Executive Committe in deciding the poster theme for 2021 so the information could be sent to you ASAP! See the attachment. It was decided a few years ago to name the contest...

Canceling the 2020 SCDTSEA Conference

Everyone has been hoping that this virus situation would be less and less, but it seems to become more and more. Because of this concern regarding our physical safety, the Executive Committee decided this afternoon that we will NOT have a conference this year.

Why So Many Teen Driving Deaths?

Why are motor vehicle crashes the number one national cause of deaths among teenagers, claiming the lives of six teens aged 16-19 every day? In 2017, 3,255 teens were involved in fatal crashes. A drastic need for change is revealed by realizing that...

Letter From the Past President

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...

SCDTSEA Needs Help

SCDTSEA needs young teachers to take on the challenge of Leadership positions in our association. Many of our past/present officers are/have retired or will be...

Texting Law is Needed

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...

Letter from the President

I would like to invite you to look over our website and also to encourage you to join our association. I remember going to the conference in the 90's and thinking about my role in making the roads safer for all of us, and I realized that...

Consider Texting Information to Pass Texting Bill

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.

Meeting the Challenge

We certainly have a lot of challenges in driver and traffic safety education and need to do better. Vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of teen fatalities. Surveys show that only 50 percent of teens take...

Keep Driver Education in Schools

Because of the hard economic times, the legislature's desire has been to cut as many services as possible. Therefore they are attempting to suspend the...

Facing a Change

We are facing a change in the way South Carolina driver education will be taught. As some of you already know the South Carolina legislature is looking at changing...

Driver Education Needed for All

Most states have a GDL law that teenagers can't get a license before 18 years of age if they don't take a driver education or driver training course. Now a study is showing concern that teenage crashes...