Minot Driver Education Teacher Honored with a National Award
For Immediate Release: Aug 09 2018
Minot, ND - Dale Ludwig, Driver Education teacher of 28 years, won the national American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association’s (ADTSEA) Teacher Excellence Award (TEA). This award is sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) and honors outstanding driver and traffic safety educators since 1999. Dale was presented this award at the 2018 ADTSEA Conference in Rosemont, Illinois in July.
Dale was selected for this award as he developed two different adaptive classes for students with Intellectual Disabilities that are currently only taught at Central Campus in Minot where he teaches. One class is designed for students who need a slower paced approach and more individual attention, where some will be drivers and some will not. While the other class is for the more severe students who will not be drivers, where they work on pedestrian skills, use of public transportation, and experience various simulators.
Dale’s passion for Driver Education has been acknowledged numerous times with awards including North Dakota Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association Teacher of the Year (2002 and 2017), North Dakota Safety Council Outstanding Safety Instructor (2014, 2016, 2018), National Safety Council DDC 8 Instructor of the Year (2015), and North Dakota Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Honor Roll (2017).
Safety on the roadways is important and with the combined effort of engineering, enforcement, education and emergency services, we can all work towards the state’s new traffic safety initiative called “Vision Zero.” Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads.