For information: Jill Goldberg, 404-631-1828 (office) – Georgia DOT;Cindy Ball, 770-860-4226 (office) – Rockdale County Schools; Bernie Fette, 979-777-7532 (cell) – Texas Transportation Institute CONYERS, Georgia – Local teens are largely unaware of the dangers they face as new drivers, according to a recent survey, so they’ve launched the peer-to-peer Teens in the Driver Seat […]
For release: December 8, 2010 For more information: Bernie Fette Office: 979-845-2623 / Cell: 979-777-7532 Cypress Falls students launching new safety program after survey shows pattern of risky driving behaviors A recent survey shows that Cypress Falls students are more likely to engage in risky driving habits than other Texas teens, prompting the school to […]
The Teens in the Driver Seat program has earned its fourth national award. On October 1 the National Safety Council (NSC) announced the winners of the 2nd annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, sponsored by General Motors.
The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made exceptional contributions to reducing the number of crashes, injuries and deaths involving teen drivers.
“Many organizations and individuals are taking significant actions to save the lives of our teens and those who share the roads with them,” said Janet Froetscher president
The second annual Teeing Off for Teens TDS golf tournament on July 14 was a huge success. The golf tournament was held to support the continued expansion of TDS efforts across Texas.
First place went to Tray Mounce, Carl McClosky, Jason Fry and David Webster. Second place went to Ron Clark, Michael Jacobs, Tome Immenschuh and Matt Langlinais. Alison Kinser won the award for longest drive, and Randall Dillard won the closest to the pin prize.
Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) students and teacher/sponsors gathered on Thursday, May 6, for the second annual TDS Day at the Capitol.
The group gathered to honor outstanding TDS teams and exceptional teacher/sponsors who won SponStar awards. Honorees received the VIP treatment from Secretary of State Hope Andrade, her staff and TDS staff.
The Day at the Capitol also included a news conference led by TDS Director Russell Henk, State Representative Larry Phillips (vice chairman of the House Transportation Committee)…
The 2010-2011 Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members have been selected! The term for the new TAB will begin May 1.
Board members will provide insight on how to engage their peers and sustain their interest in Teens in the Driver Seat, assist in organizing program-oriented events and activities, provide feedback, ideas and opinions on new program materials, safety messages, promotional items and related elements, participate in monthly meetings, and serve as ambassadors and leaders for Teens in the Driver Seat.