Tennessee Highway Safety Office Congratulates Winners of Ford Driving Skills for Life Video Contest

NASHVILLE – On Monday, April 29, and Tuesday, April 30, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) formally congratulated Cheatham County Central High School and Clay County High School for winning a teen driver safety video contest sponsored by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL).

During the 2018 – 2019 school year, five high schools across the state were challenged to develop a three-minute educational video about Tennessee’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) laws and regulations. In December 2018, each of the five schools received $2,500 in equipment to create the video. The deadline for video submissions was March 30, 2019. The THSO reviewed the video submissions to determine the winners.

“Surprisingly, many parents in Tennessee are unaware of the GDL laws and regulations,” said THSO Director Vic Donoho. “This project served as a great opportunity to educate teens about driver safety and how the GDL laws apply to them.”

Cheatham County Central High School won first place and received $2,500 cash through grant funding provided by the GHSA. Clay County High School won second place and received $1,500.

Click here to view all five video submissions: https://tntrafficsafety.org/ford-driving-skills-for-life-ffy19

Click here for photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rcWLgLnxsYGuhpTd8

For more information, please contact Arriale Tabson at arriale.tabson@tn.gov.

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About the Tennessee Highway Safety Office

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) is a division of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security advocating for traffic safety. The THSO works in tandem with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement statewide programs addressing occupant protection, impaired driving, speed enforcement, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and crash data collection and analysis. Programs administered by the THSO are 100 percent federally funded. The THSO’s mission is to effectively develop, implement, and evaluate these programs. To learn more, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.