The THP’s Teen and Trucks driving simulator with driving simulators for students will be in action today at CCHS.
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Beginning at 9 am this morning, troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be set up on campus at the Campbell County High School. No one’s in trouble, because the THP will be there to educate. The visit is two-fold.
The CCHS Cheerleaders will be given pink THP water bottles (above) for tonight’s home football game with Fulton. The pink is to represent Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the THP supporting its Teen Driving Training Districting Driving Campaign.
The THP’s Teen and Trucks driving simulator with driving simulators for students will be in action. The simulator shows 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 High will take part. Jellico High School students will travel to Jacksboro today to drive the simulator as well.
Campbell County High School alum THP Lt. Stacey Heatherly will be on campus today 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)