SHS Driver Education Partners for Safe Teen Driving
Full course description
Car crashes are the leading cause of death among 16-19 year olds. Our community has been touched by its own teen tragedies on local roadways. Partners for Safe Teen Driving is an initiative to reduce the number of car crashes and save lives of teen drivers through parent awareness and education. This required parent meeting targets parents as key players in influencing teens to drive safely and responsibly. The meeting will bring together parents, students, schools, law enforcement and community resources for an awareness campaign. The meeting agenda includes the following:
- An explanation of the Behind the Wheel program and the 45-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide with required log sheet.
- Highlights of traffic laws pertaining to teens and the graduated licensing restrictions from the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.
- Information for Reducing the Risk from GEICO.
- The parents’ role in teen driving.
If a student plans to take the course of Behind the Wheel through Stafford Schools or through a private driving agency, the parent and student must attend the meeting. A student will not be allowed to register for Behind the Wheel training without meeting all requirements, including the parent’s and student’s attendance at the meeting. Stafford County Schools is committed to working with parents to keep our students safe and reduce teen crashes.