What is Reduce TN Crashes?

Reduce TN crashes started in 2013 with a simple idea-increasing traffic safety activities reduces traffic crashes. The program is modeled after National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA) best practices: saturation, involvement, and outreach. Reduce TN crashes combines innovative branding and basic marketing to create a campaign for increasing traffic safety activities in all public and private high schools throughout the nation.


ReduceTNCrashes.org is design as a portal to connect schools with teen traffic safety activities available in United States. Activities range from basic saturation, such as posting “Buckle Up” signs in school parking lots, to outreach through community events, and safety awareness days.


By providing teen crash rate data in a growing list of safe driving activities, Reduce TN Crashes raises awareness of the need for safe driving programs, provides the tools to find crash reduction activities, and awards points to schools for completing and submitting pictures of their experiences. Safety Awards provided by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) are sent to the schools in recognition of student efforts to educate their peers and reduce teen crashes by promoting safe driving practices at home, in the school, and throughout the community.

How the Program Works

1. Activate Your School

Schools submit the activation activity at the start of each school year to receive a free kit to jump-start their activities. Click here to get started. 

2. Complete Activities

Explore the traffic safety activities available on our Activities page and complete them to earn points. School complete on average 7-12 activities a year. 

3. Submit Points

Submit photos of the activity being completed and tell us how it went.  Work your way to the top of the online Leaderboard (link) and tag @ReduceTNCrashes on social media.

Awards and Points

Bronze Award 100 Points

Schools earn Bronze by completing the initial activities totaling 100 points. Schools participating for consecutive year will have to resubmit photos of activities to receive points. Activities such as Request a “Buckle Up America” sign to install your school’s public parking areas. Schools request new banners to help raise awareness about Teen Driver laws. To get your points take photos to receive points for the new year. Schools will be recognized on the virtual leaderboard. Simple answer: Schools who complete 100 points through Bronze level activities will be recognized on the virtual leaderboard.

Silver Award 1300 Points

Schools earn silver by achieving 1300 points or more. By engaging partners in traffic safety awareness activities by enlisting the help of parents, teachers, media, and local law enforcement in interactive safe driving activities. Schools will be recognized by virtual leaderboard.

Gold Award 3000 Points

Schools earn Gold by achieving 3000 points or more. The Gold level activities allow students to engage their community and neighboring schools by hosting a regional event. Schools will be recognized through the virtual leaderboard and awards given by Tennessee Highway Safety office at the end of each year.

All schools will start the fall semester with a score of zero and spend the year working their way back up the leaderboard by completing activities and submitting them for points. Participating schools will receive an award at the end of the school year indicating their placement: Bronze, Silver, or Gold. At the end of the school year, the points will reset back for the next year.

Join us again and start off the new school year with crash reduction activities.

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