Montana Traffic Education News - April 2017
APRIL IS NATIONAL DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH
Watch award-winning videos on distracted driving at StopTextsStopWrecks.org.Still available to stream from Montana PBS is the excellent film: Distracted: Eyes Off the Road. Show this film at your school, followed by a Red Thumb Reminder activity. The AT&T It Can Wait campaign is making a positive impact in several Montana schools. Visit the Traffic Education web page for more distracted driving videos and campaigns to discourage distracted driving.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE OPI/MONTANA TRAFFIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Traffic Education Milestones is the theme of the 2017 Traffic Education conference taking place at the Heritage Inn, Great Falls, noon on Sunday, April 23 through noon on Tuesday, April 25. MTEA is 50 years old this year and is planning an exciting and informative conference for traffic safety advocates and driver education teachers. Earn up to 16 renewal units or one college credit. Register by April 15 for the conference. A block of rooms at the hotel will be held until April 7 at the group rate of $99 plus tax. Visit MTEAOnline.org for conference agenda and registration form.
MONTANA DRIVE SUMMER WORKSHOP – REGISTER NOW!
Register now for a Montana DRIVE one-day summer workshop. Workshops are going fast and days are filling up! Plan to come to Lewistown this summer for a fun and active behind-the-wheel advanced driving workshop that improves driver skill and confidence. All drivers are welcome. Teachers can earn 10 educator renewal units or one college credit. Space is limited and workshops fill quickly. Visit http://montanadrive.mt.gov for details.
Teen Workshops are offered July 24, 25, and 26, 2017 and are also filling up. State Farm Insurance is again offering $200 scholarship to any teen that applies. Encourage your teens with a learner or driver license to take this advanced driving workshop. Contact us if you want more information to share with your students.
SPRING OR SUMMER TRAFFIC ED COURSE COMING UP? MAKE SURE YOU'RE APPROVED!
Most fall courses have ended and spring courses are starting up. If you operate a late spring or summer program, make sure your TE01 District Application is submitted to the OPI for approval. The 2017 school year ends June 30, 2017. Summer courses that will end in July or August 2017 should be entered in the 2018 school year. Contact the OPI Traffic Education office via email or phone (406.444.4432) for assistance.