Knox County
Sheriff's Office

Knox County
Sheriff's Office

Teen Driver Safety Week Logo

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office has launched the Keep Them Safe campaign

The THSO along with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office would love for you to join us all during this campaign!  Some information and videos are posted below, and be sure to visit the TRAFFIC SAFETY website for more information!

SAFETYSTATISTICS
Teen Driver Safety Week 70% see parents texting and driving

DISTRACTION

Research shows that the risk of a fatal crash goes up in direct relation to the number of teenagers in the car. Learn more about Tennessee’s GDL law and enforce it with your teens.

50% teens don't think extra passengers are a distraction

PASSENGERS

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49% fatality increase from 2015 to 2019

FATALITIES

125 fatalities in Tennessee last year involved a teen driver. Set aside time to talk with your teens about the dangers of speeding, distracted driving, and traveling without a seat belt.

39% of teens admit to not wearing seat belt

SEAT BELTS

Help your teen understand why seat belts are so important and that they must be worn every trip, every time.

87% admit to speeding

SPEEDING

Teens who are monitored closely tend to speed less. Address speeding behavior by your teen driver and get involved in the learning-to-drive process.

Keep Your License Safe

Teen Driver Safety Week Logo

If you would like to learn more, click HERE , or on the image, to go to the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for more information!