The Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Children's Hospital is addressing distracted driving among teenagers through a data-driven, research-based program funded by Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services and The Allstate Foundation.
Through a unique hospital and school based collaboration, the "Be In The Zone" Program aims to prevent injury and save lives by increasing knowledge about the dangers of distracted driving, especially cell phone use and texting while driving.
Our Teen Motor Vehicle Safety Program "Be In The Zone" has two phases:
Phase 1: Be Smart, Drive Smart
In this hospital-based, interactive program, teenagers experience an up-close look at what would happen as a result of unsafe driving practices.
Phase 2: Be In The Zone-Turn Off Your Phone
In this School-Based Program, teenagers are encouraged to translate the lessons they learned in the hospital into a yearlong, multi-faceted distracted driving campaign in their own schools.
Students from Central Magnet School, Mursfreesboro, Tennessee, received their first-place award for "Best Campaign" in the 2015-2016 Be In the Zone Competition.
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