"Dare to Prepare" Teens for Getting Behind the Wheel

By: From 13 News
By: From 13 News

FROM AAA -- With crashes involving teen drivers claiming over 30,000 lives from 1995-2004, parent and teen knowledge and communication in the learning-to-drive process is vital.

To help parents and teens together in this process, AAA is offering Dare to Prepare, a workshop reviewing what parents and teens can expect during the licensing process and ways to keep teens safe on the road. Ultimately, this helps both parents and teens prepare for the responsibility of driving. Dare to Prepare will be held on Monday, Nov. 1 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library in the Teen Room. The library is located at 1515 SW 10th Ave. The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required because of limited space.

“Keeping teens safe on the road is a continuous process that begins before they get behind the wheel,” said James Hanni, AAA Executive Vice President, Kansas Region & Public Affairs. “Dare to Prepare is a great opportunity to open the discussion between parents and teens on the responsibility and expectations of driving.”

Dare to Prepare covers information including traffic safety issues, the new Kansas graduated driver licensing system, how parents can help teens become safe drivers and factors of teen car crashes. For more information and to register for the program, please call Betty Oliva toll free at 866-245-6222, ext. 6554.

AAA provides travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services to 51 million members nationwide. Since its founding in 1902, AAA has been a leading advocate for motorists and consumers. For more information about AAA, members and non-members can visit AAA offices in Topeka, Wichita, Manhattan or Lawrence, go online to AAA.com or call 800-365-5222.


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