Save Our Teen Drivers

Advocating for driver's education changes. Educating the public on the problem. Finding a solution that saves lives.

Teen program in Florida gets funding

Posted by lapearce on June 4, 2009

Not an acutual Levy County Golf Cart

Not an actual Levy County golf cart

This is great to hear about in our current economic state. Living in California, I’m watching everything from State parks to State colleges getting huge cuts in funding, or even closed. I can’t see California doing what Florida’s Levy County is doing right now. Good economy or bad economy, teens need better driver’s training. I applaud the Levy County Sheriff’s Office for stepping up to the plate and offering it.

The Sheriffs of Levy County Florida are offering a no cost Teen Driving Improvement Program to all Levy County students who have, or are about to have, a driver’s license or permit. The program will educate teens on the dangers of aggressive, impared, and distracted driving, and reinforce the benefits of seatbelt use.

Combined, these four issues cause a bulk of teen driving deaths.

The course will consist of classroom instruction with videos and powerpoints, as well as hands on time where the students will drive golf carts through a course where they can “learn first hand the dangers of their choices they make while driving.” I assume this statement means that they will be giving teens distractions and putting them in situations where they will need to react. This is the best way to prove to kids why they need to pay attention. More places need to do this!

A parent waiver is needed due to the graphic nature of some of the images in the presentation.

For more information please contact Lt. Sean Mullins or Sgt. Max Long at 352-486-5111 ext 278.

The schedule of classes are as followed:

Chiefland High School, June 10, 11, 12; July 1, 9, 22, 29, 30; Aug. 12.

Bronson High School, June 23, 24; July 2, 20, 23; Aug. 3, 4, 13.

Cedar Key School: July 6, Aug. 5.

Williston High School, June 8, 9, 15, 30; July 8, 21, 27, 28; Aug. .10, 11.

Yankeetown School, June 29, July 7, Aug. 6.

All classes begin at 9 a.m.

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