Tennessee Highway Safety Office Joins Rutherford County for Teen Driver Safety Event

Nov 15, 2021 at 03:07 pm by WGNS


RUTHERFORD COUNTY – On Thursday, November 18, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office joins the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, the Murfreesboro Police Department, and other traffic safety partners for a teen driver safety press event at Oakland High School. The purpose of this event is to spread awareness, increase education, and deter speeding and aggressive behaviors among teen drivers in Rutherford County. According to Tennessee’s Integrated Traffic Analysis Network, there were 847 traffic crashes from 2016 to 2021 involving speeding teen drivers (age 13 to 19). Six of those crashes were fatal.

WHAT: Teen Driver Safety Press Event

WHEN: Thursday, November 18, 2021 9:30 a.m. CT

WHERE: Oakland High School (football field) 2225 Patriot Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

SPEAKERS: Director Buddy Lewis, Tennessee Highway Safety Office Student Resource Officer Dustin Cox, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Football Coach Kevin Creasy, Oakland High School

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