On August 10, 2009 Teens in the Driver Seat was named “Texan of the Week,” by the Texas State Radio Networks. Each week TSN names a “Texan of the Week,” who is someone that goes above and beyond what is required of them in their community or profession, to help others. This is the first time that TSN has ever given the title to a group.
When TSN names a person (or group) as the “Texan of the Week,” they also put together a radio announcement that airs all over Texas on their more than 100 affiliate stations. Here is what the spot said about TDS:
“Each year—5,000 teenagers die on the nation’s roadways, victims of inexperience and other distractions. The good news is that fatal accidents involving teens in Texas are declining at twice the national average, and a program called “Teens in the Driver Seat” uses positive peer pressure to deliver a safe driving message. It’s being used here in 300 schools, reaching over 250,000 kids. This week we applaud “Teens in the Driver Seat.” Other states say they plan to copy the Texas program and its success, making teens safer behind the wheel.”
Visit the Texan of the Week Web site to see who else has been given the title.