Created: Sat, 10 Aug 2013 07:46:00 EST
Updated: Sat, 10 Aug 2013 07:52:22 EST
Teenage drivers get a crash course about some of the dangers on the road Saturday at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Forsyth Police Department, the GPSTC and railroad police for the 6th annual Monroe County Safe Driving Camp for Teens. The one day camp featured possible driving dangers like skidding on slick pavement and driving intoxicated. More than 100 teens between 15-17 years-old participated in the driving exercises and lessons which included railroad safety and the importance of wearing seat belts. Deputies said some issues they see with teen drivers are speeding and distracted driving. They want this camp to help these new drivers be more cautious on the road.
“We're going to be the ones dealing with these kids if something happens so it's just right that we be the ones teaching them the right way to do it," Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Allison Selman-Willis said. “I feel if we can save one child from getting into an accident whether it's caused by drinking and driving or distracted driving, texting while driving, or speeding, than we've done our job."
The camp is expected to happen again next year.