Montana Traffic Education News - October 2017
Celebrate Montana Teen Driver Safety Day - OCTOBER 17, 2017!
Montana Teen Driver Safety Day is the third Tuesday in October during National Teen Driver Safety Week. Proclaimed by the Montana State Legislature in 2009 at the urging of students from Belt High School, its mission is to bring Montana teens, community leaders, educators, and parents together to prevent young driver crashes, the leading cause of death for teens. Download our 2017 Montana Teen Driver Safety Day flyer on the OPI Driver Education Resources page.
Here are a few ideas for your school or youth group:
OPI Learning Hub is now offering At-Risk: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Today's students face increasing pressures that can lead to emotional distress, depression, anxiety, and even thoughts of suicide. As traffic educators working with youth learning to drive, you can make a difference in a student's life. The OPI Teacher Learning Hub has adopted the Kognito At-Risk trio of online role-play simulations to help us learn to recognize the signs of distress, use conversations to approach a student and discuss our concerns, and, if necessary, refer parents/students to the appropriate resources. Funded by Project AWARE-MT SOARS, the online course expires at the end of June 2018. The one-hour course offers OPI renewal units for all school staff including teachers, para professionals, school bus drivers, coaches, and others. For more information, contact Holly Mook, 406-444-0773.
Read the Fall 2017 Montana Roundabout Newsletter
Visit the Traffic Education Programs page on the OPI's website to download the latest issue of Montana Roundabout and other resources for your traffic education program. Look for the yellow roundabout logo to find the Montana Roundabout newsletter links.