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Department of Safety and Homeland Security Announces Summer Driver Education Camp For High School Teens

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019 | 11:45am

NASHVILLE- Today, April 2, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) announced its second Teen Driver Education Camp for high school students across the state. The camp will be hosted by Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) at the department’s training center from Tuesday, July 16, to Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All participants will attend graduation on July 18, and receive a certificate of completion of the camp. Parents are encouraged to attend the graduation festivities.

To attend the camp, interested teens must register online at by May 15, 2019. There are no costs to participate; however, the program does not provide overnight lodging. Space is limited; therefore, registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parents are encouraged to assist teens with completing registration as soon as possible. The camp agenda will be emailed to attendees once registration has closed.

“We are thrilled to offer driver safety education for teens,” said Communications Director Megan Buell. “As the mother of a teen driver, I understand the challenges parents face in preparing their children to become responsible drivers. The purpose of this camp is to provide free resources and credible information straight from subject matter experts in the field of traffic safety.”

The Teen Driver Education Camp is intended for drivers ages 15 to 17. Participants will complete three days of educational training based on the AAA “ How to Drive” curriculum and Tennessee’s Graduated Driver License law, mock crash demonstration, traffic safety presentations, driving simulators, group activities, indoor/outdoor events, and listen to guest speakers who have unfortunately suffered from dangerous traffic crashes.

This program is supported by AAA – the Auto Club Group, AT&T “It Can Wait,” Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Nissan of Cool Springs, Operation Life Saver, Tri-Star Skyline Medical Center Trauma Services, Smart Start, SplitSecnd, State Farm Insurance, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), Tennessee Technological University (TTU), Tennessee Trucking Foundation, Kyle W. Kiihnl Foundation, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, WKRN News Channel 2, ThinkFast Interactive, ReduceTNcrashes and other public safety partners in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.