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What is ADTSEA?

ADTSEAADTSEA is an acronym for The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association. The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) is the professional association which represents traffic safety educators throughout the United States & abroad.

Members of the association include:

• State Supervisors of Safety Education
• University Professors
• Elementary and Secondary School Teachers
• Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists
• Commercial Driving School Teachers
• Police Traffic Safety Personnel
• Corporate Representatives

As a national advocate for quality traffic safety education, ADTSEA creates and publishes policies and guidelines for the discipline. ADTSEA conducts conferences, workshops and seminars and provides consultative services. The organization also develops educational materials.

ADTSEA has over 1,000 professional and corporate members and is located at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Highway Safety Center, Indiana, PA. The association provides its members with a national office which represents the interests of members by keeping track of legislation on safety matters and lobbying for legislation to support driver and safety education.

Course Curriculum

We follow the curriculum from ADTSEA for classroom as well as Behind the Wheel training. Course guide book will be “Drive Right” 10th Edition published by Prentice Hall. Classroom sessions will total 30 hrs of instruction. Behind the Wheel will be 6 hours of instruction. Course materials will be provided for the students except for the “Official Florida Driver’s Manual” which must be purchased by the student prior to classroom training.

Driver Education for Public Schools

Driver Education Program Overview/Outline

The Driver Education Curriculum references the AAA How to Drive textbook and features enhanced lesson plans and content, new content topics, new videos from AAA and other organizations to meet the objectives, enhanced visuals and enhanced learning activities and worksheets. Each unit features words to know, video review worksheets, unit review questions, a definitions page, and words to know matchup worksheet.

The Curriculum covers the below topics within 13 Units/ lesson plans, quizzes, a final exam, and six hours- two (3) hour behind-the-wheel in “real traffic” driving lessons. Book provided and used is HOW to DRIVE textbook, The Beginning Driver’s Manual textbook, 14th edition, published by the American Automobile.

Lesson plans and content include:

• Space management system
• Sharing the road with other users
• Distracted driving
• Adverse driving conditions and emergencies
• Effects of fatigue and emotions on driving
• Impaired Driving (Also included are Demonstrations with Fatal Vision Goggles)
• Advances in automotive technology
• Natural laws and vehicle load
• Divided attention
• Different driving environments
• Evasive maneuvers
• Travel planning
• Loading, towing and driving special vehicles
• Six Hours Behind-the-Wheel Driving Lessons in “real traffic”

Focus on:

• Lesson1 – Developing Basic Driver Actions
• Lesson2 – Driving in light traffic
• Lesson3 – Driving in moderate traffic
• Lesson4 – Developing Effective Visual Search Skills, Turning Around and Parking
• Lesson5 – Driving in Different Environments
• Lesson6 – Final Assessment

Driver Education Outline for Public Schools

ALL Students must be present on the first day of any 9 week block or they may forfeit their assigned position into the class in the event of over enrollment. In the event of over-enrollment, which means more than a number to be determined on the 1st day of any 9 weeks sessions, admission will be determined on a ‘first come – first served’ basis via the students placement while enrolling on MFTTC’s ONLINE REGISTRATION process at this website. Call 850-769-1010 or 850-522-6505 and speak to our representative for specific details and to have questions answered if over enrollment were to occur. If a over-enrollment were to occur then the order of students will be the numerical order in which the student registered online up to but not to exceed the amount of seats available. Failure to be present on the first day of a 9 week block for any student may forfeit any and all pre-determined spots and other students may be moved ahead to determine the “FINAL LIST OF STUDENTS“.

Options & Program Cost:

Option 1- $325.00 (When registered as a student attending a BCSD School)
Option 2- $375.00 (When registered as a student attending a BCSD School)

Possible Scenarios of Students who Want to Enter and What Happens During the 9 week Course

If a student has nothing upon entering -The student will have to:

1.) Enroll in state required 4 hour Drug & Alcohol Class taken

Student must get Learners Permit by the 1st day of class in any 9 weeks session.

The program will provide:

1.) Classroom and on road hours for issuance of an insurance discount certificate.
2.) Preparation for the actual State of Florida road test.
3.) Parents Night Seminar.

If a student has a learners permit upon entering:
The program will provide:

1.) Classroom and on road hours for issuance of an insurance discount certificate.
2.) Preparation for the actual State of Florida road test.
3.) Parents night Seminar.

If a student has a drivers license upon entering
The program will provide:

1.) Classroom and on road hours for issuance of an insurance discount certificate.
2.) Parents Night Seminar.

On road lessons will usually be conducted on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays until all students have fulfilled the required road/observation time. On road lessons will always start ten minutes after the end of the school day. Students will meet at the designated starting spot and proceed to the Driver’s Education car. There will be no less than two students and no more than 3 students in the car each time. The on road lessons will be 3 hours in duration and cannot be missed or made up. Attendance is mandatory for on road lessons. If a student misses school they cannot drive that day and will have to pay for additional private lessons to complete the course to receive a certificate.

Classroom hours will be held usually on Tuesday and Thursday throughout the entire 9 weeks with attendance at the classroom portions of the program. The classrooms will always start at 3:30 p.m. following school hours at MFTTC drivers training classroom. Classroom Instruction will be 2 hours in duration. There will be 12 classes with students and one “Parents Night”. At least one parent/representative and the student must attend Parents Night, preferably in the 9 weeks that the student is enrolled, on the calendar date listed for certificate of completion to be issued to student. Failure to complete all sections of the program will result in no certificate being issued.

• Option 1 – After School

Schedule
9 weeks Class
Offered Three Times During School Year
August 2015, January 2016, March 2016
• Drug & alcohol classes held off site and paid by student.
• Students should be 15 years of age & have Florida learners
• permit by 1st class to maintain a spot in this 9 weeks course*
• 27 maximum enrollment
• Classroom will be every Tuesday & Thursday right after school at My Florida Training and Testing Center.
• On-Road Driving will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays after school.
• Each student will sign up for (2) of these 3 hour driving days at the beginning of each 9 weeks.
• Students will know when their 2 drive slots are.
• (If students aren’t driving they will only have class Tuesday & Thursdays.)
• Parent Nights are from 7-9pm, Attendance by at least 1 parent/representative and student are required (see calendar for specific date).
• Some driving slots will continue past the last classroom day listed above

• Option 2 – Weekend Sessions

Schedule
9 weeks Class
There will be Three Sessions throughout the School year. Please check our course calendar for specific dates for our weekend sessions.

Course Description:
36 hour instruction time (30 class time and 6 hours behind the wheel) Each class is 6 hours long, beginning at 09:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a ½ hour lunch from 12:00p.m.-12:30 p.m 3 hours classroom and 3 hours driving with one make –up weekend available. All class time instruction will be conducted at My Florida Training and Testing Center’s training facility. Transportation must be provided by the parents to and from the facility.

Maximum enrollment: 24 students per session.

• Option 3 – Online Driver Education Program

9 week Class Offered Three Times During School Year
August 2015, January 2016, March 2016
9 weeks Class
Drug & alcohol classes held off site and paid by student.

Students should be 15 years of age & have Florida learners permit by 1st class to maintain a spot in the this 9 weeks course!
• 25 Maximum enrollment
• 30 hours – Online classroom
• 6 hours-On Road Driving will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays after schools.
• Each student will sign up for (2) of these 3 hour driving days at the beginning of each 9 weeks.
• Students will know when their 2 drive slots are.
• Parent Nights are from 7-9pm, Attendance by at least 1 parent/representative and student are required (see calendar for specific date).
• Some driving slots will continue past the last classroom day listed above/
• The Online Program features the same classroom unit lesson plans and quizzes contained within the live classroom Driver Education Curriculum.
• This online course is instructor led.

Registration Dates/Deadline

• Session 1: August 2015
• Session 2: January 2016
• Session 3: March 2016

Additional Information

Drivers Educaton Courses will be offered three times during the school year. Three options (1 section each 9 weeks at MHS, BHS, RHS, AHS, DBS) Please see the, “OPTIONS & COST” section on this page directly above.

• This is a non-credit course.

Student must be 15 years of age before the start of the 9 weeks in which they are going to enroll. Students must obtain a Learner’s Permit before the 1st day of the 9 weeks in which they are enrolled to be able to operate on road vehicles and receive certificate.