Thank you for viewing the Less Tears...More YearsTM petition to re-introduce driver education to the Pottsboro High School curriculum in Pottsboro, Texas. The Less Tears...More YearsTM campaign for safer teen drivers is committed to the best available education of our teen drivers. Statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that a teen driver who gets his/her training via "self taught" or "home school" methods is twice as likely to be involved in a fatality accident as those new drivers who receive their training in a more structured public school or accredited private driving school. It is important that we act now to change this trend.
The Less Tears...More YearsTM campaign asks that only persons who reside within the Pottsboro Independent School District submit his/her name to this effort. We also invite you to share your point of view in our blog and ask that all comments and blog entries be appropriate in nature and non-offensive. The Less Tears...More Years Act (HB771) which was passed by the Texas Legislature and signed into law in 2009 by Governor Rick Perry provides a means for our public schools to pass the cost of this program on to the student thus not dedicating tax dollars to fund this much needed program.
Approximately 6000 teens are killed each year in the United States in car crashes. That is the equivalent of a jet airliner filled with our sons and daughters or grandchildren crashing once a week for an entire year. These numbers are not only staggering but unacceptable. Help us send a message that our most precious natural resource, our children and grandchildren, should be our highest priority.