DRIVE safe as a teenager: join a virtual class

Victoria Hutchinson, Reporter

Are you a teen driver? Do you want to learn how to drive safer?  

DRIVE (Defense Response Improving Vehicle Education) is a program designed to teach new drivers important skills for how to be cautious and responsible on the roads. 

“The goal of DRIVE focuses on educating teen drivers by increasing awareness of the adverse conditions and situations that contribute to teen crashes,” stated Deputy Chad Dodsoninstructor of DRIVE. 

This class will teach you about how to improve your driving skills. It will teach defensive driving tactics to reduce crashes and fatalities. Some topics that will be covered are the following: driver’s responsibilities and liabilities, vehicle dynamics, distracted driving, impaired driving, intoxicating substances, and driving courtesy. 

This class is great for new drivers. Call Deputy Dodson at (615) 396-7342 to reserve a spot in this class. You must reserve a spot ten days in advance. Thenonce you call, you will fill out a DRIVE virtual form and return it to Deputy Dodson at [email protected].  

Free virtual classes will be offered on March 19 and May 14. They are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All you need is a valid driver’s license or permit.