Highway Safety Services, LLC (HSS) and Association members will provide technical assistance to States for the adoption and implementation of the NTDETAS Standards.

 
Technical assistance should be conducted in conjunction with a NHTSA State Assessment / Peer Review. The technical assistance can provide a preliminary analysis of the States driver education program. Then the State may utilize highway safety funds, or other funds, to conduct a NHTSA State Assessment / Peer Review based on the recommendations in the NTDETAS. These technical assessments offer States a tool to use over time to review their driver education programs, note the program’s strengths and accomplishments, and note where improvements can be made. Following a NHTSA State Assessment / Peer Review, ANSTSE can provide post analysis technical assistance to assist with implementing the recommendations given in the NHTSA State Assessment / Peer Review.

Technical assistance can be provided either offsite or onsite:

Offsite Technical Assistance

Offsite technical assistance is provided by contacting the HSS staff. HSS staff can provide assistance remotely, at no cost to the State and can also refer states or individuals to Association members for additional technical assistance.

HSS contact information is:

Brett Robinson
Association Secretariat
Highway Safety Services, LLC
1434 Trim Tree Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: (724) 349-7233
Fax:  (724) 349-5042
Email: brobinson@highwaysafetyservices.com

This website has been developed to assist in providing technical assistance. The website provides documents and resources to assist states with the adoption and implementation of the Standards and to assist with improvements in their driver education program. The Association website is a key service in providing technical assistance to the states. This website will be kept current with updated resources.

The Association members will volunteer their time to conduct webinars to educate states and organizations on the NTDETAS Standards.

Onsite Technical Assistance

At the request of the State, HSS will assign two ANSTSE members to travel to the state to meet with state officials to provide pre and post NHTSA State Assessment / Peer Review guidance and assistance on adopting and implementing the NTDETAS Standards and improving their driver education program as a whole at no cost to the State. HSS will cover the travel expenses for ANSTSE members to assist states in adopting and implementing the NTDETAS Standards. 
The Association members will volunteer their time to participate in State technical support activities with key decision makers and may conduct workshops to educate states and organizations on the NTDETAS Standards.

Technical Assistance Team Members include:

  • William E. Van Tassel, Ph.D., AAA
  • Peter Kissinger, AAAFTS
  • Jurek G. Grabowski, AAAFTS
  • Kevin Lewis, AAMVA
  • Allen Robinson, Ph.D., ADTSEA
  • Nina Saint, DETA
  • Sharon Fife, DSAA
  • Troy E. Costales, GHSA
  • Brett Robinson, HSS
  • Dan Mayhew, M.A., TRB

 

States can request onsite technical assistance through HSS. The HSS staff will coordinate onsite technical assistance in coordination with the Association.

HSS contact information for requesting onsite technical assistance is:

Brett Robinson
Association Secretariat
Highway Safety Services, LLC
1434 Trim Tree Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: (724) 349-7233
Fax:  (724) 349-5042
Email: brobinson@highwaysafetyservices.com

Examples of Preliminary and Post Technical Assistance that can be provided include:

1. Preliminary Assessment – technical assistance provided prior to conducting a NHTSA State
Assessment / Peer Review
Analyzing State statutes and rules governing novice driver education standards to understand the State’s current status and where the State meets, exceeds, or does not meet the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards in the following areas:

 

2. Post Analysis – technical assistance provided after conducting a NHTSA State Assessment / Peer Review