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The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is launching a new distracted driving campaign called “Thumbs Down,” and we need your help! We have developed radio spots, banner advertisements, a press release template, and more to help agencies of all types. Please help us in the fight against texting and driving. 

 

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The SADD Club of Johnson County held a Back to School Bash Bonfire/Fireworks for all Johnson County TN high school students. Approximately 50 students participated in the event. SADD members planned, organized, and implemented the event as a drug free alternative activity. The club held games of corn hole tournament, frozen t-shirt contest, watermelon eating contest, limbo, 3-legged race, tug-o-war, egg toss, wheel barrel race, and chubby bunny; as well as a live DJ. A bonfire was lit at dusk and the Evening ended with a fabulous fireworks show. Concessions were available for purchase.

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Parents are highly engaged supervisors of young beginning drivers, but they tend to focus on basics. Turning, stopping, and other vehicle handling skills are often emphasized, rather than higher-order cognitive abilities that are central to safe driving, according to a study recently published by researchers at the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center’s (HSRC) Center for the Study of Young Drivers.

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