Teen driver improvement program coming to Cedar Key

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By The Staff

The Levy County Sheriff's Office, Community Relations Division, is offering a no-cost, Teen Driver Improvement Program to all Levy County students who have a current Operators License or Learners Permit or who are about to get their Learners Permit.

In 2005, Levy County ranked second in the state in the number of teen involved crashes for counties having a population of less than 50,000.

This is an appalling statistic!

The goal of this program is to educate the teen drivers of Levy County of the dangers of aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, and to reinforce the benefits of seatbelt use.

These four issues have been found to be major causes of teen involved crashes, injuries and fatalities. This program is free of cost and is 4 hours in duration.

The program consists of classroom instruction, videos, power point presentations and hands on time during which the students will drive golf carts through a course to learn first hand the dangers of their choices they make while driving.

This is a graphic presentation that will show the students the human consequences of their driving choices.

Parent waivers are required due to the graphic nature of the presentation.

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

Two classes will be held at Cedar Key High School this summer beginning at 9 a.m. on July 6 and Aug. 5.