Health Enhancement and Safety


Plan to attend the 2014 Montana Traffic Education Conference

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 10:37 am

The 2014 OPI/Montana Traffic Education Association Conference is April 27-29, 2014 at the GranTree Inn in Bozeman. Mike Tooley, director of the Montana Department of Transportation, will give a keynote about Montana and the Toward Zero Deaths campaign to address ways to reduce highway traffic tragedies. Teens in the Driver Seat, Rural Traffic Safety Culture, and Reducing Impaired Driving are other topics to be presented.

Beginning at noon on Sunday and ending at noon on Tuesday, the conference gets rolling with roundtable discussions on a variety of traffic education topics. Sessions on in-car lessons and the revised Montana Teen Driver Education curriculum will be provided by OPI and Montana traffic educators. Our friends at the Department of Justice Motor Vehicle Division will give updates on the GDL and Cooperative Driver Testing Program (CDTP), and train educators needing the initial or refresher six-hour CDTP training.  A pre-conference workshop on Saturday, April 26, will again be offered by Journeys From Home: Road Ready, Middle School Bike Workshop for one college credit.

The conference agenda will be finalized soon and registration begins in early March. Details can be found at http://wwwMTEAOnline.org or the OPI website.

For more information, contact Patti Borneman, 406.444.4432