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                  Educating Teens in Driver Education
                  since 1952


The IHSCDEA has partnered with 
University of St. Francis to provide Driver Education
courses for educators interested in pursuing a Driver
Education endorsement.
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ISBE Driver Education Standards

ISBE Driver Education Standards

The Illinois Driver Education Standards were adapted from the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards, which were developed and written by the Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education in affiliation with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Driver Education

Driver Education

The IHSCDEA has partnered with University of St. Francis College of Education to provide Driver Education courses for educators interested in pursuing a Driver Education endorsement.

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Since our inception in the early Fifties, the IHSCDEA has a group of distinguished individuals recognized for their commitment and dedication to Illinois driver education and traffic safety.

Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

We recognize individual instructors every year who are outstanding educators.  The purpose of these award is to give recognition to driver and traffic safety education teachers who exemplify the highest standards of their profession

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State Farm Grant Series: Driver Education Students with Special Needs

This year, the State Farm Grant Series is offering six free online workshops discussing the topic of students with special needs. Registration is free and CPDU's will be available for active IHSCDEA Members

Log in to your Membership Portal and select Workshops>Online There are six 2022 State Farm Workshops


Driver Education for Students with Disabilities

Driver Education for Students with Disabilities

The University of St. Francis College of Education is offering a three hour graduate level course. The new course is entitled "Driver Education for Students with Disabilities" This course can provide Continuing Education Credits for a lane change, or credit towards Driver Education Endorsement. View the course here: Learn More HERE

National Safety Council

National Safety Council

DIH Phone App

We were able to release a free phone app, in partnership with GM, for parents to use with their new teen drivers. It contains our parent-teen contract, 48 lessons for parents to use at home, logs practice hours and has our video resources. Right now, it is currently available in English and Spanish for both Apple and Android. Here’s a link for more information: nsc.org/dihapp

National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 15-21)

This year the Council’s DriveitHOME program, in partnership with Honda, was able to create a new free toolkit for NTDSW. The resources are available in English and in Spanish. It contains guides on how to observe, posters, talking points, social media sample posts, updated statistics and more. This year we tried focusing on speeding, distracted driving and GDL. Here’s a link to get the resources (feel free to share): nsc.org/ntdsw. There is also an instructor guide that contains a sample parent letter home, newsletter copy and some sample activities to also go along with the observance.

Illinois Schools Incorporate Driving Simulators into Classroom Curriculum

Illinois Schools Incorporate Driving Simulators into Classroom Curriculum

VDI has installed over 130 driving simulators in Illinois school districts including Community High School District 94, Hinsdale South High School District 86, Hinsdale Central High School District 86, Libertyville High School, Valley View Community Union School District 365U, West Aurora School District 129, Wheaton Community Unit School District 200 and more...
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Job Openings

Job Openings

Looking for job opportunities in the Driver Education field or do you wish to post an opening?  This is your place for both.
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IDOT Motorcycle Safety Awareness Presentation for Your Classroom

The Cycle Rider Safety Program (CRSP) has developed a 45 minute In-person Presentation for your students. This program is designed to educate teen drivers about sharing the road with motorcycles.

grants & curriculum

Take a look at some of the grant opportunities and curriculum offered to Driver Education programs.

Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Grant

The ISSP and the IPHA are excited to announce that eligibility to apply for one of the ISSP grants has been EXPANDED.
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Electric Vehicles for Education

The ComEd Electric Vehicles (EVs) For Education Program is available to public schools in the ComEd service territory that operate an internal Driver Education Program and meet other specific eligibility requirements as described in this document. IHSCDEA Has developed a companion curriculum to help teachers educate their students about E-V's. Click HERE to view the curriculum.

Apply for A comed EV's 4 ED Grant here!

Distress Bandanna and ILSOS

Distress Bandanna is proud to announce that our Senate Bill 2028, a life-saving law that protects stranded drivers on our roads, is now in effect. On page 90 of the 2024 Illinois Rules of the Road, you’ll find Stranded Motorists’ Safety Protocol. Until the paper 2024 book is published, you can access the new protocol on-line. This law, championed by Distress Bandanna and supported by Representative Stuart, Senator McClure, and Senator Murphy, aims to protect stranded drivers. It emphasizes best practices for staying safe while awaiting assistance. Stranded motorists face significant risks from various hazards, including distracted drivers, drowsy drivers, impaired drivers, and speeding vehicles. According to IDOT from 2019 to 2021, there were 456 crashes and 35 deaths involving stranded motorists in Illinois. However, this number likely underestimates the true impact because some incidents categorize stranded motorists as pedestrians when they are working on, pushing, leaving, or approaching their vehicles. Distress Bandanna is advocating for a new category for disabled-vehicle crashes at the national level. This initiative aims to further protect stranded motorists across the country.

State Farm Contact Reporting

If you have used any State Farm resources or had a State Farm agent speak at your school, please take a moment to fill out this form.
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Enhancing Motorcycle Awareness in Education, Licensing, and Outreach Stakeholder Webinar

Please join us to learn more about this project, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), to enhance motorcycle awareness in education, licensing, and outreach. 
Two dates to choose from:
September 23, 2022
11 am - 12 pm EDT /10 - 11 am CDT/9 - 10 am MDT/8 - 9 am PDT/5 am - 6 am HST 
September 26, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm EDT/2:30 - 3:30 pm CDT/1:30 - 2:30 pm MDT/12:30 - 1:30 pm PDT/9:30 am - 10:30 am HST

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Think First Injury Prevention Program

Because a leading cause of injury is motor vehicle crashes, we place an emphasis on traffic safety, teenage drivers, and current crash research.
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Illinois Corn Ethanol Education

Fuel pricing and availability have rocked the headlines in recent months. These issues, as well as which vehicles and fuels are the most sustainable, might be conversations you’re having with your students and new drivers. In response, we are providing the following information about the choice they make deciding which fuel to put in their vehicle and we need your help! We created a brand-new video that we would love for you to share with your students to educate them on ethanol blends.

Bike Safety Quiz

a first-of-its-kind resource developed by Ride Illinois that teaches adults, children, motorists, and truck drivers how to share the road safely.
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Illinois School Safety Project

This year's ISSP focused on bicycle and pedestrian safety. Please click on the link to veiw the materials that our Illinois students created.
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Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM)

The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) is hosting our 5th Annual "Are You InTEXTicated?" PSA Contest! April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, and AAIM hosts this contest to promote safe driving habits. 

This year the contest is open to all Illinois High School students and a traffic safety award will be given to the student(s), youth group, or school that creates the greatest social impact. Each student or group will create a 30-second video to show the dangers of distracted driving that will be voted on by their peers.  

The awards this year are $750 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place. 

Please share this information with your students, colleagues, or any other partners that have teens that may be interested.  For the complete contest information, guidelines, and to see past year winners, please visit our website: 'InTEXTicated?' (aaim1.org)


The Illinois High School & College Driver Education Association is a professional teaching organization that was established in 1952. We are composed primarily of high school and college driver education instructors, supervisors, coordinators and safety enthusiasts throughout Illinois. We have over 700 members & represent over 600 public high schools in Illinois.

Illinois Driver Education Endorsement Programs


Our members receive many benefits that are crucial to the profession.  There is regular communication on important news as well as information for better teaching.

Member Benefits

  • Member Portal
  • Idea Journals
  • Legislative and Professional News
  • State and Regional Conferences
  • Online Documents and Webinars




Meet the Board

Positions to the Board of Directors are elected by IHSCDEA members. Terms of office are different for each position but elections are held annually.


Educating Teens since 1952 in Driver Education

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