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Tallahassee Community College students are participating in a service-learning project by promoting and hosting the third annual campuswide traffic safety fair in April.
The event – Good Decisions, No Collisions – will be held from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the parking lot behind the Lifetime Sports Complex at TCC. It is sponsored by the TCC Alumni & Friends Association, the American Safety Institute, the Anthony Phoenix Branca Foundation and State Farm Insurance (David Williams). April is Distracted Driving Awareness month.
More than 10 local and statewide organizations have confirmed their participation for this year’s event. They include the Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County EMS, Florida SADD, MADD, Leon County Schools, Florida 511, IMPAACT and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Exhibitors will have interactive demonstrations such as pedal cars, a distracted driving simulator, motorcycle simulator, drunk goggles, seat belt convincer and free bicycle helmet fittings. There will also be free food and music. This year, students will be signing up blood donors for the bloodmobile that will be on campus from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Car crashes are the number one killer of teenagers and six teens die each day as a result of automobile wrecks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2017, nearly 50,000 crashes and 233 deaths were caused by distracted driving in Florida, according to the Florida Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.