Tennessee Highway Safety Office Recognizes Six High Schools for Involvement in Reduce TN Crashes

TENNESSEE – On Tuesday, May 14, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) recognized six high schools for their work as leaders in traffic safety education and awareness. Unicoi County High School, Gibson County High School, David Crocket High School, South Gibson County High School, Bledsoe County High School, and Lenoir City High School were each awarded the 2018-2019 Gold Traffic Safety Award for completing activities with the Reduce TN Crashes program. Each of these schools earned over 3,000 points.

“The Tennessee Highway Safety Office is pleased to congratulate these high schools for their achievements,” said THSO Director Vic Donoho. “Peer-to-peer education has proven to be an effective tool to educate young drivers. These students have become leaders in traffic safety. Their efforts will inspire others to make safe driving choices.”

ReduceTNCrashes.com is a portal connecting schools with teen traffic safety activities. Activities allow local or national organizations and community leaders to work alongside students to further traffic safety education and awareness.

Participating high schools began their fall semester by registering on the Reduce TN Crashes website. Each school then spent the school year selecting activities from the Reduce TN Crashes website, engaging their peers and community, and then submitting documentation of their completion of those activities to earn points and a spot on the Reduce TN Crashes leaderboard. At the end of the academic year, participating schools received a THSO certificate with a ranking indicative of the respective school’s placement: Bronze, Silver, or Gold.

Click here to see all schools: https://www.reducetncrashes.org/schools

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For more information, contact Stephanie Scarborough at sscarborough@tntech.edu.