Driving-Tests.org Names Maple Valley, Washington High School Senior Winner of $2,500 Safe Driving College Scholarship
Tierra Wilson from Tahoma Senior High School Used Her Passion for Traffic Safety to Create Award Winning Safe Driving Video
03 FEBRUARY 2017, MAPLE VALLEY, WASHINGTON
SummaryDriving-Tests.org (DTO) is pleased to congratulate Tierra Wilson of Maple Valley, Washington with its 2016 $2,500 safe driving college scholarship. Wilson is a senior at Tahoma Senior High School and will make her final decision on where to attend university in April.
February 3, 2017 – Driving-Tests.org (DTO) is pleased to congratulate Tierra Wilson of Maple Valley, Washington with its 2016 $2,500 safe driving college scholarship. Wilson is a senior at Tahoma Senior High School and will make her final decision on where to attend university in April.
Wilson used her passion for traffic safety to create an impressive two-minute video outlining how she is helping to reduce road fatalities among her peers. She is focused on constantly setting the right example by practicing safe driving behaviors including not using a cell phone while driving, always wearing her seat belt, limiting the number of passengers in her car which can be an added distraction, especially for teen drivers, and never driving under the influence of alcohol.
Wilson actively advocates for safer roads through her position as the Area 5 President and Vice President of Marketing for Washington DECA and has worked with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and their Target Zero initiative. Her video entry can be viewed here, driving-tests.org/scholarship.
“I’m honored to have been selected for this scholarship and thankful to DTO for the opportunity to share my message with my peers and others so that they may become safer drivers," said Wilson. “I have been an advocate for safer driving through my work with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission's Target Zero initiative and am committed to helping reduce road fatalities among teens in any way I can.”
To enter the scholarship, teens were asked to submit a video answering the following question, “How can you as a new driver help to reduce road fatalities among your peers?” Driving-Tests received video entries from 59 talented youth on how they would make this difficult task a reality.
“We are dedicated to educating teens on proper driving behaviors and are excited to reward them for their efforts,” said Andrei Zakhareuski, Founder of Driving-Tests.org. “Tierra is an excellent example for all youth to follow to be safer on the roads and we are pleased to be able to reward her for her efforts.”
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for 15-to-19-year-olds, with nearly 3,000 teens involved in deadly vehicle crashes in 2015. Driving-tests.org wants to help change this statistic and offers an annual $2,500 Safe Driving College Scholarship to a teen who uses their creativity to encourage safe driving behaviors among their peers.
Driving-Tests.org offers free online practice permit tests created by experts based on each state's driving manual. The site has had more than 12 million unique users since 2010. Site users are not required to create an account, provide any personal information or login for the service. In addition to real-time educational feedback on questions answered, the site also features valuable information for teens and resources for parents to help their teen drivers become safe drivers.
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Driving-Tests.org (DTO) is a part of Elegant E-Learning, Inc., a seven-year old company with a proven track record of revolutionizing and providing free online resources for English teachers and instructors. With our parent company’s site BusyTeacher.org, now in its ninth year of operations as a trusted web presence for teachers worldwide, we aimed to fill a gap in the educational marketplace. Driving-Tests.org is part of a plan to do the same for driver safety by making free permit practice tests written by experts available to anyone who wants to study, along with online copies of official state or province study guides. To help achieve this goal, our company has also created driving permit practice sites for the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India and Canada.
DTO currently partners with over 1,900 public libraries across the United States to make its permit practice tests accessible through the libraries’ computers. The company also has several national non-profit partnerships with the National Safety Council, National Organizations for Youth Safety, American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association, and the Roadway Safety Foundation. In 2016, DTO’s site had over 16 million unique visitors.