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Shelby County High School student, Emily Hudson, was among 33 students throughout the state selected by Kentucky State Police to participate in the “Drive to Stay Alive” academy.
The program, held at the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort in September, teaches the students safe driving techniques by KSP instructors with hands-on road driving and classroom exercises, including the dangers of driving impaired, seat belt safety, distracted and aggressive driving.
Emily is the daughter of Annette Goss of Waddy. She said the DTSA experience was incredible. “The most beneficial part of the program was the hands-on maneuvers,” Hudson said. "I also learned how to avoid dangerous driving situations that could hurt me or someone else."
Academy students are evaluated and scored on the safe-driving programs they present in their respective schools and communities. The students with the most effective programs, resulting in increased seat-belt usage, are eligible for scholarship funds. Their schools will be rewarded as well.