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4-H program to offer first-time drivers class at Fort Valley State University

Date Published: 01/06/15 10:18AM

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First-time drivers ages 15-18 can improve their driving skills at Fort Valley State University’s upcoming First-Time Drivers Injury Prevention Class on Jan 17.

Fort Valley State University’s 4-H Healthy Living Program will hold its First-Time Drivers Injury Prevention Class on Jan. 17. The class is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the C.W. Pettigrew Center. The registration fee is $10.

All first-time drivers between the ages of 15-18 are encouraged to attend and to pre-register by Jan. 9, 2015. Parents of participants may also be eligible for a 10 percent discount on State Farm Auto Insurance.

During the class, drivers will participate in the State Farm Steer Clear Driver Safety Course, AT&T’s No Texting while Driving Class, and the Byron Police Department’s Drunk Driving Course. Lunch will also be provided to registered participants.

Leslie Weaver, FVSU’s 4-H program coordinator, said the goal of the program is to make youth more aware of safe driving habits and to use techniques to prevent injuries to themselves and other drivers. This includes awareness of changing weather conditions, drunk drivers and traffic signs.

For more information about the class, contact Weaver at 478-825-6955 or weaver@fvsu.edu, or contact Jean Willis at 478-825-6269 or willise@fvsu.edu.