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KPD's upcoming driving program teaches teens

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Knoxville Police Department still has five openings available for their T.R.A.C.K. driving program, a comprehensive program that teaches licensed teen drivers the skills and knowledge to handle adverse situations behind the wheel.

The mission of "T.R.A.C.K." (Training-Responsibility-Awareness-Confidence-Knowledge) focuses on educating teen drivers by increasing awareness of the adverse conditions and situations that contribute to teen crashes. Students 16-19 years of age will receive personal training from skilled, certified KPD defensive driving instructors both on KPD's 18-acre driving track and in the classroom.

The program will teach participants knowledge and skills on off road recovery, straight line skid control, controlled braking and many other important abilities.

Participants must have a valid drivers license along with proof of insurance, a release of liability form and the necessary registration forms. They will get on the track in their vehicles with instructors so a safe vehicle that is preferably in regular use by the participant is recommended. 

The next upcoming T.R.A.C.K date is April 13-14. Fill out application and submit check made out to "City of Knoxville" in the amount of $125.00 to the address below. Please note that all checks are NON-REFUNDABLE. If a student is unable to attend class they will be allowed to reschedule.

For more information, visit the Knoxville Police Department's Facebook page or contact their head driving instructor mgoldsberry@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-1308. 

 


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