Teaching teen drivers about road safety

PHOTO By: Rocky Arnold, Kansas First News

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Teaching teen drivers about road safety was the goal of state and local law enforcement agencies on April 25.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s office and the Silver Lake Police Department hosted a “Safe Driving” event at Silver Lake High School today.

Students from Silver Lake High and Rossville High School took part to learn about driving safely around big rigs and also about safety near railroad crossings.

Students were able to go through different stations to learn about safe driving, including one stressing the importance of wearing seat belts.

Three out of four accidents involving semi-rigs and passenger vehicles are caused by those in their personal vehicles.  Simulators showed young drivers the four “blind spots” truckers have while driving and why it’s important to know what those areas are to be safe.

A similar event will be held April 26 at Mission Valley High School and is open to the public from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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