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Safe driving program for teens returns to Bristol Regional

Staff Report • Nov 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Teenagers interested in boosting their safe driving skills and supplementing what they learned in driver’s education class can participate in the New Driver Car Control Clinic the weekend of Dec. 7-9 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

The same clinic was held in July at Bristol Regional. It provides the missing link between basic driver education and critical accident avoidance skills.

At the clinic, instructors will teach teens and their parents how to instinctively respond in emergency driving situations. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, Car Control Clinic graduates have 77 percent fewer crashes than their peers.

A classroom session will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Walnut, Willow and Spruce conference rooms on the ground floor of Bristol Regional. Then, from 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, or 1-5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9., registrants will participate in a four-hour driving scenario at the hospital.

The cost is $179. A parent must be present at all times, and students need a learner’s permit or driver’s license.

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