The Association

The Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education (ANSTSE) also referred to as the "Association", is an Association of Stakeholders based on the premise that a voluntary consensus-seeking association, involving a diverse group of stakeholders, can successfully identify and advocate areas of common ground. This Association is not a regulatory body nor does it replace the roles of the any member groups, Government, commercial or business entities.

The Association was formed in 2010 as a result of publication of the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS) referred to as the Administrative Standards. The administrative standards were developed by representatives from the driver education professional community with assistance from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The administrative standards were published in 2009 and revised in 2017 to define the future of driver education and assist in improving the delivery of driver education programs nationally.



The Mission of this Association is to:



The members of the Association are national organizations that are directly involved with the improvement of driver education and training at the national level.

Click here to view the document "Joint Agreement of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education".

These organizations are:

American Automobile Association (AAA)

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS)

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)

American Driver Traffic and Safety Education Association

The Association for Driver
Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED)

Driver Education and Training
Administrators (DETA)


Driving School Association of
the Americas (DSAA)


Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)


Transportation Research Board (TRB)



Decision Making

The Association is committed to a shared decision making process that emphasizes a collaborative consensus building approach that involves all stakeholders. Each stakeholder shares the authority, responsibility, and accountability for the accomplishment of this goal. Each stakeholder must be committed to consensus building and work within the following parameters:


Guiding Principles


Strategic Plan

ANSTSE developed a Strategic Plan to promote the adoption and implementation of the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS) to initiate improvements in driver education, provide a timetable and direction for increased adoption and implementation, and define priorities of the driver education community. This Strategic Plan provides guidance to ANSTSE to provide support to States to adopt and implement the Standards within the coming decade.

Click here to view the Strategic Plan.

Click here to view the Requirements for the Review and Update of the NTDETAS and Strategic Plan.