One of WTSEA’s important functions is to be a voice for quality standards and policy affecting Washington State’s Traffic Safety Education program. There are four principled sources that guide us on the positions we take:
1) Our Constitution states that one of WTSEA’s purposes is “to promote best education and instructional practices in the state’s Traffic Safety Education (TSE) program.” In carrying out that purpose, we have specific objectives:
• “To support legislation, administrative codes, instructional guidelines, and program management standards which promote safer drivers and roadways and which enhance the quality of Traffic Safety Education.”
• “To assist OSPI and the DOL in the periodic review and update of the Washington State Traffic Safety Education Curriculum Guide and to support other efforts which enhance the statewide TSE program.”
2) We support the mission, principles and standards advanced by our parent organization, The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA).
3) We support the recommendations for enhancing Washington’s traffic safety education program made by the NHTSA’s Washington Driver Education Assessment Final Report, which are based on the Novice Teen Driver - Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS).
http://www.adtsea.org/ADTSEA%20ANSTSE.html 4) We support the goals of Target Zero, Washington State’s Strategic Highway Plan, administered by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC), and endorse any reasonable measures that advance us toward achieving the goals of that plan.