Teens and Driving: Advanced Driving Course

Statistics show car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Dothan Police Department seeks to counter-attack the problem with advance driving course training.

Local police plan to contract with the partners for Highway Safety Foundation to conduct a program which teaches teens how to avoid a car crash.

In 2005, more than 3,400 teenage drivers were killed in traffic accidents.

“They're being taught how to avoid a collision by steering and light-breaking. Things such as that, not just heavy breaking,” said Sgt. Tim Ward of Dothan Police Department.

The program will cost an estimated $11,600 and will give students 12 hours of training.

City Commissioners will vote on the request next week.

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