Concord Carlisle Parent Initiative (CCPI) Hosts Teen Driving Safety Panel To Help Parents Keep Teens Safe Behind The Wheel
The first year with a license is the most dangerous period in a driver's life. And teen drivers age 16 to 19 are 4 times more likely to be involved in a crash than older drivers. If you would like to learn how to be involved and keep your teen safe while behind the wheel then please attend CCPI's Annual Teen Driving Safety Panel on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. at The Alcott School.
The panel includes a variety of perspectives on teen driving and safety:
Court Booth, Director, Concord-Carlisle Driver Education
Nancy P. James, N.P. James Insurance Agency
John Paul, AAA Car Doctor who sits on several advisory boards for traffic safety in Massachusetts
Dan Strollo, President, In Control, Crash Prevention Training
Scott Camilleri , Concord Police School Safety Officer
Panel members will each give a short presentation followed by a question and answer discussion period. The evening will also include informative perspectives from law enforcement, medical community, insurance and driver training experts. Profiles of new drivers and the issues they face - legally, financially, and medically, will be offered for
discussion, as well as practical solutions offered by the panel members. Information about the new texting while driving law, ban on cell phone use for drivers under age 18 (as part of the Junior Operator Law), among other valuable information, with additional sources to help parent a teen driver.
Now, more than ever, it is important for parents remain active in their teen's education and early experiences behind the wheel. Aside from the well known hazards of not using safety belts, speed and driving while impaired, there is the new danger of distracted driving which includes everything from cell phone usage to eating to talking with other teens in the car while driving.
As a parent, you hold the keys to your teen's safety! According to a recent study by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, parents are a great asset for instructing young drivers and are excellent judges of how accomplished their teen drivers are. Come learn all the ways you can be instrumental in your teen's life as they learn to drive.
For more information on CCPI and updated information on The Teen Driving Safety Panel Discussion visit http://www.ccpionline.org/
Phone: (978) 790-5521