A teen driving course is teaching young people to stay safe while on the highways. Several organizations including, the Alabama Department of Transportation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving hosted a “UR KEYS 2 DRV” event today at the Oxford Civic Center.
The program is designed to offer an interactive educational day for teens. Students listened to stories from speakers impacted by teen driving accidents. Drive Safe Alabama Coordinator Allison Green says the goal is for students to take what they learn and apply it when they get behind the wheel.
Hundreds of teens from all over the area participated in the event. Ashville Senior D’Angelo Williams says being a safe driver is about keeping the ones you love safe.
Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for US teens. Teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in an accident than someone 20 and older. Children’s of Alabama Medical Director Kathy Monroe says hopefully this event will prompt teens to share the information with their friends.