Free, hands-on class teaches teens dangers of distracted driving

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The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with FT Techno of America and State Farm Insurance Agent Katie Pikkarainen of Fowlerville, are hosting a hands-on distracted driving course for area high school students. This class will be provided to area students and their parents FREE of charge.

Parents are encouraged to choose between the 8:30 a.m. or the 1 p.m. class on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Each session will run for approximately four hours in Fowlerville at FT Techno of America.

The teens will be provided with a short classroom discussion and video presentation before spending several hours of supervised driving on the test track at FT Techno.

This course will allow teens to operate a vehicle under direct supervision from Sheriff’s Deputies in several distracted driving scenarios. The scenarios will include texting while driving and use of the “fatal vision” drunk driving goggles.

Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of injury / death for teens in our country. This course has been designed to teach young driver’s first-hand the dangers of distracted driving.

Class size will be limited to 20 students and a parent per class. Attendees are required to possess a valid driver’s license and be enrolled in high school. Preference will be given to county resident’s first.

To enroll in either of the class dates, contact the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office at (517)546-2440 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Further information will be provided once enrollment is received.

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  1. That’s awesome since a 16 year old hit my mother while being distracted in his vehicle and ran a red light! She was hurt pretty badly and is now out of work!

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