February 24, 2016 - On February 24th Timpson High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America sponsored a two part event to encourage students to pay attention to the top 5 driving dangers facing teenagers. These dangers include: distracted driving, drinking and driving, drowsy driving, seat belt use, and speeding.
Part one of the event included a presentation by guest speaker Tyson Dever. On March 11, 2005, Tyson survived a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. On that day, Tyson lost his ability to walk and life as he knew it changed forever. What Tyson gained was a desire to inspire people, to be determined in life and to live life completely. He is a world class speaker that inspires and motivates groups to reach higher than ever before. Tyson is a graduate of Texas State University- San Marcos and now resides in the Austin area. His drive to live life the fullest reinstates his message that quitting is not an option!
Part two included two demonstrations sponsored by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Agency. The Rollover Convincer showed the dangers of not wearing a seat belt and the Distracted Driving Simulator showed the dangers of not paying attention when behind the wheel.
Timpson FCCLA conducted this event as part of its Teens in the Driver Seat program. This program is sponsored by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.