Teen Driver Awareness Program
Due to COVID-19, this class is temporarily unavailable.
Vanderbilt University Public Safety is teaming up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Injury Prevention Program and Metro Nashville Police to offer a free Teen Driver Awareness Program at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. This is an interactive course for teens and their parents. We are looking for teens 15-17 years of age who are in the process of, or have just recently obtained their driver’s license.
The goal of this class is to open lines of communication between first time drivers and more experienced drivers through activities, games, and real life discussions. There will be brief videos about speed, distractions, impairments, and other factors that affect our everyday driving. We have a guest speaker who will talk about the real life, lasting effects of decisions made behind the wheel. Then it’s outside to try our hands at coordination tasks, and attempt a driving track with golf carts. Did I mention we will be wearing “beer and concussion goggles” at the same time to learn the effects alcohol and drugs have on our skills and judgment? After these activities it is back inside to see how well parents and teens know each other as they play the Newlydrive Game. We will close out with a quick update on the most recent laws on distracted driving and how they apply to everyone.
For more information contact Sgt. J.J. Oakley