Free Driving Safety Course For Teens

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Driving is a huge responsibility, and can be especially dangerous for teenagers. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year olds. In 2004, 3,620 drivers age 15 to 20 were killed, and an additional 303,000 injured, in motor vehicle crashes in the United States.

That's why families need to make sure they're prepared before their teens get behind the wheel. The Coastal Health District is offering a free driver safety course. The class is called P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error), and is a FREE, two-hour course designed to help parents and new drivers, ages 14-16, learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time (20 hours of supervised practice driving time is required, if the teen successfully completes driver's education.)

This is a program that addresses driver attitude, knowledge and behavior, rather than a technical hands-on driver training course.

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Date: Thursday, March 22, 2007

Time: 6:30-8:30PM

Location: 11935 Abercorn Street (formerly Publix), Room 125/126

While completion of this course may reduce insurance rates, it does not count toward the required 40 hours of supervised driving practice.

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