TOP PHOTO: (Left to right) THP Lt. Stacey Heatherly, Trooper Larry Blakney and Sgt. Randall Martin welcome students to the THP’s Teen and Trucks driving simulator.
The THP’s Teen and Trucks driving simulator with driving simulators for students were in action Friday at CCHS.
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Friday morning, troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol set up on campus at the Campbell County High School. The THP was there with its big rig to educate.
THP Lt. Stacey Heatherly (right) presented pink water bottles to the Campbell County Cheerleaders.
The CCHS Cheerleaders were given pink THP water bottles for last Friday night’s home football game with Fulton. The pink represents Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The THP’s Teen and Trucks driving simulator with driving simulators for students was in action. The simulator showed students what it is like to drive with major distractions. The computer program is complete with a steering wheel, pedals, and adjustable seat.
Students from Campbell County and Jellico High Schools drove the simulator after receiving instruction from Trooper Larry Blakney.
Campbell County High School alum THP Lt. Stacey Heatherly was on campus as well. Heatherly said, “We are really, really pushing our message about Hands Free/ Distracted Driving.” The lieutenent is the main Public Information Officer for the Knoxville District of the THP, and Jacksboro is her hometown.
Through Thursday, there have been 885 traffic deaths in 2019 here in Tennessee. Of those deaths, 102 were teenagers. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/18/2019-6AM)