Teaching your teen to drive safely

By: Ian Margol Email
By: Ian Margol Email

CLASS INFO:

9/18 @ Fruita 8/9 library, 6 - 7 p.m.


9/12 and 18 @ GJHS library, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


9/18 and 25 @ CHS library, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


For more information, call (970)-254-4112

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, but Mesa County teens have a better chance at staying safe with a series of educational classes for their parents.

The Mesa County Health Department is offering classes over the next few weeks.

Officials say parents only need to attend one of the classes. They will learn tips for teaching their kids to drive, helping to prevent them from becoming one of the two mesa county 16 to 19-year-old's who die each year in motor vehicle crashes.

"A parent can revoke their child's drivers license up until the age of eighteen, they can just say 'no he cant drive,'" says Fruita Police Officer, Bob Bomar. "They can have an influence and they need to step up and help their kids become responsible and safe drivers."


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