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16 Dec

WALKER VALLEY HIGH STUDENTS HOLD DISTRACTED DRIVING REENACTMENT

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WALKER VALLEY HIGH STUDENTS HOLD DISTRACTED DRIVING REENACTMENT

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) Students at Walker Valley High School are raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving for teens.

They have recruiting Bradley County law enforcement to hold a crash reenactment at the school Friday at 1PM.

They will use the vehicles from a 2014 crash that injured McMinn County deputy Randy Gabrel.

It involved a distracted teen driver.

Walker Valley students prepared this video to promote the event.

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16 Dec

ThinkFast helps keep teens focused on the road

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ThinkFast helps keep teens focused on the road

SMYRNA — Members of the Smyrna High School sophomore class filled the school’s theater Wednesday morning for a raucous presentation aimed at reducing distracted driving.

Presented by Nissan North America and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, ThinkFast Interactive mixes trivia with a solid message about dangers of distracted driving and the importance of wearing a seat belt.

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16 Dec

Efforts to reduce teen crashes in Sullivan County include simulation program

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Efforts to reduce teen crashes in Sullivan County include simulation program

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - Just this year, 55 teens in Tennessee have been killed in crashes. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, four of those happened in our region. Now, one of our local counties is putting kids in the driver's seat in attempt to change that.

"Ruptured lungs, broken spleen, broken liver, and a head injury," Trevor Perry told News 5 of the fake injuries he received during a impaired-driving simulation.

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27 Oct

Harpeth High students use Virtual Reality to practice road safety

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Harpeth High students use Virtual Reality to practice road safety

Students at Harpeth High School learned to practice traffic safety in a new way on Wednesday, Oct. 19 when introduced to state-of-the-art computer simulations developed by traffic safety industry leaders from across Tennessee.

Tennessee Tech University's iCube demonstrated three driving simulations they developed for Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.), Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (L.I.F.T.) and the Tennessee Trucking Foundation.

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