Mesa County Hosts Safety Class Aimed to Improve Teenage Driving
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The Mesa County Health Department is offering free classes for teenagers and their parents on the importance of driver safety.
Motor vehicle accidents are more common among 16 to 19-year-olds than any other age group, and are the leading cause of death for teenagers nationwide.
Over the past five years, an average of two teenage drivers die each year from motor vehicle accidents in Mesa County.
These meetings are aimed to educate teenagers and parents about the Graduated Driver's License program, and give parents a chance to talk to their kids about driver safety.
The Health Department has hosted two meetings so far this month, but several more are scheduled for the next two weeks across the Grand Valley:
Sept. 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Grand Junction High School Library
Sept. 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Central High School Library
Sept. 18, 6-7 p.m. - Fruita 8/9 School Library
Sept. 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Central High School Library