Tennessee reports drop in teen wrecks and fatalities

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Tennessee Highway Safety Office reported some good news on Wednesday.

The state agency says that teen-involved crashes and fatalities have dropped from last year (based on Fiscal calendar).

They report:

• A 2.0% reduction in overall teen crashes statewide compared to FFY 2020 – 2021.
• A 6.5% reduction in overall teen fatalities statewide compared to FFY 2020 – 2021.
• A 9.1% reduction in crashes involving speed with teen drivers, and/or passengers, statewide compared
to FFY 2020 – 2021.

“The THSO is thrilled to announce the success of these efforts,” said THSO Director Buddy Lewis.

“These results are a direct reflection of the strategic planning, partnership efforts, and events like Rule the Road, Slow Down Tennessee, Operation Southern Slow Down, and more. This success would not have been possible without the tremendous support we received from each of our partners.”

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