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Do you have a traffic safety club at your school? Is it led by teens that focus on peer-to-peer efforts to encourage good driving behaviors?
Start your own traffic safety educational club such as the Cookeville T.E.S.T. Club, implemented at Cookeville High School, and is led by teens that focus on peer to peer efforts to encourage good driving behaviors. With guidance from adult advisors, the club implements various student-led efforts to raise awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving and other bad driving habits. Examples of efforts include seat belt checks, drunk goggle presentations, and Mock DUI and traffic safety rallies.
Learn more about the Cookeville High School T.E.S.T. Club, Cookeville HS T.E.S.T.
To get your points:
1. Identify leaders within your high school who are interested in starting your own Traffic Safety Club. Begin by requesting participation from other club presidents, leaders, and team captains.
2. Establish the Club in your high school. This includes: Scheduling an initial meeting for club leaders; coordinating a recruiting event to promote interest in club membership within your institution; creating (at least) one social media account dedicated to your club (Eg. Facebook or Twitter); coordinating (at least) one community service project focused on raising awareness for teen driver safety (Eg. produce a Public Service Announcement, participate in a radio interview, sponsor a walk-run event in support of safe driving); and produce a calendar of meetings that will occur over the course of the academic year. Preliminary points will be given after the completion of these initial steps. Following the awarding of preliminary points, the Club must provide a year-end summary of meeting minutes/notes and club activity at the conclusion of the academic year. (Note: points given initially for club formation may be rescinded if the club is not deemed to have demonstrated adequate community activity over the course of its inaugural year).
3. Click "Submit Your Points."
4. Enter the name of the submitter, and select the activity completed, the county, and school.
5. Upload documentation (signed by the Club supervisor) and photographic evidence (if applicable) demonstrating the creation and activity of your high school's Traffic Safety Club.
**Note -- Points for all award levels will be counted instantaneously, but the Silver Award will not be granted until a participating school has earned the Bronze Award!**