Resource collection




#ItCanWait Video

"Park" your Cellphones Video

Learn more about teen driver safety at www.teendriversource.org. This 30-second PSA offers teens a way to "park" their cell phones before they drive. It is based on a key reason teens cite for not talking or texting while driving -- the need to focus on driving.

WISDOT’s presents a video to teach you how to use the DEC system in Wisconsin

Video on "Speaking Up to Slow Down." Teenagers crash in CampbellsportWisconsin. (26 minutes)

In Close to Home, we are introduced to six characters on a perfectly average day. Their lives are then irrevocably changed by the devastating consequences of a seemingly innocent glance at a phone while driving. No post is worth a life. It Can Wait.

AT&T video on texting and driving (10 minutes)

This is an excellently produced educational video about motorcycle safety. We need to watch and look twice for motorcycle riders. I would encourage any leader of any group to share this with your group. Please feel free to share it on Facebook and the other social networking sites.



Downloadable Handbooks

2014 Wisconsin Motorcyclists' Handbook

2014 Wisconsin Motorcyclists' Handbook

2014 Motorist Handbook

2014 Motorist Handbook

Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns

Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns

Roadside Guide: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns by Walt Brinker

This guid is about how to survive breakdowns on the road. Things like tire related issues, running out of gas, engine overheating, being locked out of car, are just some of the details covered. If interested, you can buy the book or purchase a printable version.

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

Teen Drive 365 in School

Lesson plans to help teach Driver Ed.

Teen Driver Source.org

Great lesson plans and tips for teaching

Parent Night Document

Download this document to give to parents of teen drivers. It has a list of driving skills they can practice with their son/daughter.

Printable Download: Costs of your first OWI

Here is a PDF breakdown of the costs of being convicted for Operating While Impaired (OWI).


Helpful Websites

Helpful Websites

AAA Wisconsin link for parents/teens.

Oregon DMV Teen Driving

Key Highlights: Videos and articles on:

Drunk Driving Among Students & Teens – A Cheat Sheet

Key Highlights:

  • What is a DUI or DWI?

  • What are the Legal Ramifications of Drunk Driving?

  • Drinking Among College & High School Students

Teen Driving.com

Articles and videos on teaching teens how to park (parallel, uphill, downhill, angle, and perpendicular). Driving tips on turning, insurance, buying a car, and passing safely.

AAA Digest of Motor Laws

Driving laws from each state.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Information on Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation, DMV info, Forms, and Online services

Cross Roads- Teen Driving

Information on distracted driving, speeding, and safety tips.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Traffic safety news, quizzes, and useful links from AAA

The Driving Zone 2

Andy Pilgrim’s website on essential information for new drivers.

Before the Wheel- Teen Driver Coaching Strategies

Tips on teaching teens to drive, texting and driving, technology for drivers, and safe driving awareness.


Videos on the new safety devices that have been added to our cars. The list includes: backup cameras, blind spot monitor, tire pressure monitor, auto park, curve speed monitor, lane deviation monitor, and numerous other safety devises.




Here are some takeaways from the “2017 Fall Workshop” presentations                                                                                                                                    -"90 people die each day in the US as a result of vehicle crashes!"

- "The average text takes 5 seconds, in which time your vehicle travels the length of a football field."

- “78% of people who die as a result of a motorcycle crash were not wearing a helmet!"

- "39% of the people who die as a result of a motorcycle crash have alcohol in their system!"

- “Semi-trailers or any other vehicle longer than 40' have the right of way in a roundabout."

- "More police officers are killed as a result of people not obeying the "Move Over" law, than are shot and killed each year!"

- “No Passing farm equipment in a No Passing zone!"

- "Don't swerve for a deer!"

- "Don't use whiteout on your student’s 3001 application!"

- "There has been an increase in drugged driving arrests."

- "A motorcycle is allowed to go through a red light if after stopping, waiting for 45 seconds and no traffic is present."

Drunk Driving statistics: (Source: Sr22 Insurance)

  •  Car crashes are the number one cause of teen deaths in the U.S.
  •  Drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are four times more likely to die in a crash than drivers between the ages of 25 and 69.
  •  Teens have the highest chance of having a fatal crash within the first six months of getting their driver’s license.
  •  2,739 teenagers died in car accidents in the United States during 2008.
  •  5,864 fatal accidents involved teen drivers in 2008. This number is higher than the previous one because the teen driver often has to live with the guilt of causing someone else’s death.
  •  Teen drivers were involved in 12% of all fatal crashes reported to the police.
  •  Males are twice as likely as females to be killed in a crash while they’re teenagers.
  •  37% of male drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 were speeding at the time of a fatal crash.
  •  55% of teens killed in car crashes weren’t using their seat belts.
  •  31% of teens drivers were drinking alcohol at the time of their death.
  •  Teen drivers were involved in 63% of teen passenger deaths and 19% of passenger deaths of all ages in fatal accidents.
  •  53% of teen deaths in fatal accidents occurred on the weekends and 41% occurred between 9 pm and 6 am.

Non- Fatal Accidents: (Source: Sr22 Insurance)

  • Teen drivers are 10 times more likely to be involved in a crash during their first year of driving.
  • Teen drivers with more than one teen passenger are twice as likely to be in an accident as a drunk driver.
  • 16-year-olds have more accidents than any other age group – including older teens.
  • Accidents caused by 15- to 17-year-old drivers caused $34 Billion in damage in the U.S. in 2006.
  • 20% of reported accidents involving teen drivers.

View Mike Panosh's 2016 spring conference presentation about Wisconsin, seat belts, texting, speeding, and aggressive driving.


Also, view Mike's 2015 Legislative Summary about enacted legislation, bills that might become laws, and significant unsuccessful bills. 

"37,000. That’s how many people die in road crashes in the United States every year. Whether it’s dangerous weather conditions, faulty machinery, or — one of the biggest offenders — human error, dozens of American lives are lost each day because of motor vehicle-related accidents.

At PublicHealthCorps, we firmly believe that information is a powerful tool in public health and safety. We put together a collection of resources in the hopes of making a positive impact. I was looking over this page:http://www.adtsea.org/ADTSEA%20Links.html, and thought the list would be a good fit. Would you consider adding it to the other excellent resources you’ve offered there?

The Drowsy Driving Prevention Guide: How You Can Stay Awake & Alive

Pedestrian Safety Tips to Teach Your Kids

8 Tips to Stop Your Teen’s Texting & Driving Habit

Bicycle Safety All Over the World

Senior Drivers: 7 Tips for Driver Safety

Tips for Driving With Your Pets

The Top 10 Most Bikeable Downtowns

Texting While Walking More Common, More Dangerous

Driver-related accidents are largely preventable — I hope these resources help save lives among your audience!"

-Patricia Sarmiento


Articles & Website Posts

Articles & Website Posts

Features Overview

37,000. That’s how many people die in road crashes in the United States every year. Whether it’s dangerous weather conditions, faulty machinery, or — one of the biggest offenders — human error, dozens of American lives are lost each day because of motor vehicle-related accidents. Here is a collection of helpful articles, website posts, and links for you to utilize in your future educational safety lessons:

What to do when pulled over

Download AAA's mini module on how to teach your students what to do if they get pulled over. 

Drowsy Driving Prevention guide

"One of the most dangerous things about drowsy driving is that you may not even realize you’re doing it." Find out why drowsy driving is dangerous, who is at risk, how it happens, and how to prevent it.

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bicycle safety around the world

Whether you plan on cycling in the Americas (North/South), Europe, Asia, or Africa, learn what it takes to stay safe while biking on the open road. 

The top 10 most bikeable cities

Here is a compilation of the most bike friendly cities around the USA. Discover what they are doing right to promote a "bike to work" lifestyle.

A guide to tire safety

Review the basics to improve vehicle safety and fuel economy. Low tire pressure can really affect your MPG!

Pedestrian Safety Tips

Download this Pedestrian Safety Guide to understand the best way to teach children to walk safely in a multitude of traffic situations. 

senior drivers: 7 Tips for Driver safety

"Driver safety requires more than understanding road signs and traffic laws. As you get older, you'll likely notice physical changes that can make certain actions — such as turning your head to look for oncoming traffic or braking safely — more challenging. Still, older drivers can remain safe on the road. Consider seven tips for older drivers..."

texting while walking

Texting while walking is more dangerous than you think!  Find out what the most common accidents are and reach about some helpful advice for the distracted.

eco-friendly auto tips

Explains easy ways to improve fuel economy and get more out of every tank of gas.

8 tips to stop your teen's texting and driving habit

Just how dangerous is texting while driving? Here are eight different talking points parents can use while discussing the consequences of texting and driving.

Driving with Pets

Pets are part of the family too! Learn the proper procedures on how to keep our furry friends save while traveling in an automobile.

auto driving tips for the new driver

Useful resources for novice drivers to improve their skills.

what's wrong with my car? Where do i begin?

An in-depth guide to help ordinary people figure out what might be causing their car problems.

2018 Fall Presentations

2018 Fall Presentations