FPD’s Safe Driving Class Effective and Popular with Teens and Parents

The Franklin Police continue to make progress in promoting safe driving in teens with their Teen Safe Driving program.

The program provides a real-world reminder of the gravity and danger that driving can represent. Because vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S., Franklin Police and local businesses have teamed up to offer teens a unique perspective of life behind the wheel.

“We have had it for a while and the reviews are incredible and it gives us a great opportunity to interact with teen drivers,” Lt. Charles Warner, Public Information Officer with the FPD. “The program puts things into perspective, and makes the reality and dangers of driving very real,”

Bringing Awareness Through Training and Life Experiences (B.A.T.T.L.E.) is a 6.5-hour program that teaches teen drivers safe behind-the-wheel behaviors through an interactive, hands-on experience with officers. BATTLE combines the rules of the road with the dangers of distracted and impaired driving, occupant protection, and dangerous driving behaviors. The class is free and open to Williamson County teens with parental permission, and a valid Tennessee driver’s license or learner’s permit.

BATTLE does not replace, and cannot be substituted for, traditional driver’s education training, and is made possible by Hyundai of Cool Springs, Nissan of Cool Springs, Infiniti of Cool Springs, Jet’s Pizza, and the Franklin Police Department. At a recent class, Jet’s sent over lunch for the class delivered by their mascot, pictured above.

To apply, complete this online application or visit FranklinTN.gov/TeenSafeDriving. A member of the FPD Traffic Unit will contact applicants to confirm their acceptance into our May 6, 2017 offering. The class runs from 8:30am-3pm; seating is limited, and registration is required.

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