DRIVE SMART Virginia & ASSE 2018 Event
Posted - Jan 30, 2018


Join Us for a Joint Meeting of DRIVE SMART Virginia and the American Society of Safety Engineers

Each April, DRIVE SMART Virginia and ASSE conduct a joint meeting the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in Ruckersville. This year we have partnered with the NOVA chapter who join us in hosting this multi-chapter event.

Plan to join us on April 12th as we tour the facility, view a crash test, enjoy a catered lunch, and get a briefing from IIHS leadership on their latest research and the state of traffic safety. If you have never experienced a crash test at this facility before, it is a one-of-a-kind opportunity. We hope to see you there!


Meeting Details

Date: April 12, 2018

Time: 10:30am to 1:00pm


Insurance Institute

for Highway Safety

988 Dairy Road

Ruckersville, VA 22968



The cost of this meeting is $22 and includes a hot catered lunch by Blue Ridge Cafe.

Register by using this PayPal link:

IIHS April 12 Crash Test


Interested In Being a Welcome Ambassador at a PDC?
Posted - Jan 16, 2018

Interested in being a Welcome Ambassador as in past years at ASSE’s Professional Development Conference & Exposition?

Come join our group of Welcome Ambassadors and network with newcomers and others who need help finding their way at Safety 2018 in San Antonio, TX, Sunday, June 3 to Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Added benefit to volunteering this year:

  • Volunteer a minimum of 2 hours, and you are eligible to receive $100 gift certificate to ASSE Store at Safety 2018
  • Volunteer a minimum of 4 hours, and you are eligible to receive $250 discount off your Safety 2018 registration.  ASSE will invoice those who sign up and fail to meet the minimum hours required.
  • Volunteer a minimum of 4 hours, and you are eligible $250 gift certificate to ASSE store at Safety 2018

In order to enjoy the discount, you must agree to work the minimum hours as indicated above.

Requirements to participate:

  • Must be an ASSE member
  • Must be a conference registrant
  • Ambassador discounts cannot be applied on top of any other discount.  If you do not wish to receive the discount or are already receiving another discount, and you are still interested in being an Ambassador, please advise and tell us how many hours you are willing to volunteer with your preferences on the online volunteer form.


You may complete the online volunteer form directly at

For more information or questions, please contact Tracy Flaherty at (847) 768-3421,

We hope that you can be a part of the Ambassador Team this year!

2017 Maryland 4H AG Tractor Safety Operator Champion
Posted - Oct 30, 2017

The Chesapeake Chapter had the fortune to sponsor and outstanding young man, Henry Brunette, in his trip to compete in the 2017 National Youth Engineering Challenge at Purdue University.  The contest is designed to give youth who are participating in agricultural tractor and machinery-focused programs an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of tractor maintenance and skill in operation, and to compete with other youth in so doing.  You can see how challenging the criteria is clicking here for the competition details.  There is also a letter from the University of Maryland thanking the Chesapeake Chapter for their support and a personal thank you from Henry for helping him get to the national competition, click here to read.

Congratulations Henry!