Helping to Keep Teen Drivers Safe
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- According to the Mesa County Health Department, Grand Junction teen drivers have been involved in more motor vehicle accidents than any other age group.
Officials say over the past five years, nearly 21 percent of drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents were between the ages of 16 and 20.
Here in Mesa County, an average of two 16 to 19-year-olds die as a result to motor vehicle accidents each year. But officials believe these crashes are preventable.
Parental management is one way to help keep teen drivers safe, which is why area police departments are hosting several different, free classes this month called "Teaching Your Kids to Drive".
The dates and times of these classes are listed below and you can call 254 -4112 to RSVP:
Fruita's 8/9 School: Sept. 5th and 18th at 7 p.m.
Grand Junction High School: Sept. 12th and 18th at 6:30 p.m.
Central High School: September 18th and 25th at 6:30 p.m.