In an effort to stop students from driving distracted, police in Milton will host a safety class to educate young drivers.
The four-hour program will cover topics such as state laws, stats, risks and the responsibilities of a driver. Instructors will talk about the dangers of driving distracted and following too closely, while also touching on safe driving practices.
In 2016, there were 3,450 people killed in car crashes involving distracted drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The program — “Alive at 25” — will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Court, and 13000 Deerfield Parkway.
The class cost $35 per student and is sponsored by the Milton First Responders Foundation. Students ages 15 and older are eligible to participate.
There is an exam at the end of the class, and each student will receive a certificate of completion after passing.
The class will be held multiple times in 2018, so if students can’t make this date, keep up with the Milton Police Department Facebook page for future classes.
To register, students and parents should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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