Clarksville, TN – Eighty-three percent of all teens involved in vehicle-related fatalities were not wearing seatbelts. More than 22,000 Tennessee traffic crashes involved drivers under 21.
Distracted driving is one of the leading cause of vehicle accidents in the nation.
While these and many other issues are becoming widespread among young drivers, one of the best ways to curtail young people from getting into accidents is through education.
But then the challenge becomes how do you educate them. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), the Montgomery County Driver Safety Program and the Austin Peay Police Department have found a way through ThinkFast Interactive.
ThinkFast will be on the Austin Peay campus from 5:00pm-6:00pm on March 22nd, in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. During the program, which is free and open to the public, instructors will use multi-digit, wireless remotes that allow participants to play entertaining games that also teach them about personal safety. Prizes, including gift cards and other items of value, will be available to participants at the event. APSU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
The ThinkFast Interactive program is an hour-long, comprehensive session addressing all matters related to Tennessee teen drivers, including traffic rules, regulations and penalties; Tennessee Minor in Possession laws; distracted driving; and more. The program’s games employ active and experiential learning that provides students with memory hooks to promote retention and retrieval.
Also known as edutainment, experiential learning is an effective way to help teach young people the importance of personal safety. Through a partnership between the THSO and Nissan North America, ThinkFast Interactive has traveled throughout Tennessee high schools and college campuses, offering an entertaining learning experience for young drivers to help reduce accidents.
Learn more about ThinkFast Interactive at www.thinkfastinteractive.com