Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Monroe Carell Jr.
Children's Hospital
at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232


(615) 936-1000

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Teen Motor Vehicle Safety Program
 

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 In The Zone-Be Smart, Drive Smart
Hospital-Based Program 
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A hospital-based, interactive program where teenagers experience an up-close look at what would happen as a result of unsafe driving practices.

BITZ Hospital Based Program

During a mock simulation, students are given an up close view of what happens in the trauma room when a patient is rushed in from a motor vehicle crash.

Phase 2: Be In The Zone-Turn Off Your Phone
School-Based Program
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A school-based program that encourages teenagers to take the lessons they learned in the hospital and translate it into a yearlong, multi-faceted distracted driving campaign in their own school.

Cheatham County Central High School Awards Ceremony

Students and Teacher Sponsor from Cheatham County Central High School receiving their award for 1st place "Best Campaign" and 1st and 2nd place "Best T-Shirt Design" in the 2013-2014 BITZ Competition


Last Edited: September 30, 2014