Our Opinion: Program helps teens become safer driversby Tucson Citizen on Sep. 20, 2008, under Opinion
If you’re a parent, you probably tremble the first time – and every time – your son or daughter gets behind the wheel.
A safe driving program sponsored by the Tucson Police Foundation may help ease your mind.
The Safe Teen Accident Reduction Training is sponsored by the police foundation, the Tucson Police Department and State Farm insurance.
It provides teens with training at the same track where police learn their driving techniques.
And such training is needed. In Arizona, drivers 15 to 18 years old were involved in nearly 21,000 crashes in 2006.
Good for the foundation, the police department and State Farm in taking proactive steps to reduce this toll. A well-trained driver is a better driver.