About the Data

The Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS) were developed by the Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education (ANSTSE), comprised of representatives from the driver education professional community, with assistance from NHTSA. Interested States may use the State Self-Assessment page on this website as a tool to help determine their State’s current alignment with the Standards. The questions contained in the Self-Assessment address each specific element of the Standards. State responses may help identify areas to research or examine in more detail. This website’s Self-Assessment can be used to help gauge and plan State Driver Education program goals.

Currently, the data contained in the System on this website regarding each State’s alignment with the NTDETAS was gathered from one or more sources, identified below. Please note that the System captures the date this information was entered into the System, which may be different from the date the information was originally gathered.

Data Sources:

  • State data entered by State officials directly into the Self-Assessment page of the website during 2012, based on State official’s knowledge of State’s alignment with NTDETAS; or
  • State data provided in State Technical Assessment Reports during 2010 — 2012, as available on NHTSA’s website; or
  • State data provided by the Driver Education and Training Administrators (DETA), as collected in 2010; or
  • State data provided by the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) in the National Overview of Driver Education—Sections 1 and 2, as collected in 2008, currently available at (http://www.ADTSEA.org).

Guide for Translating State Technical Assessment Reports to System Entries