Nov 12, 2009
Office of Public Affairs
Howard County Police
Police offering behind-the-wheel Collision Avoidance Training for teens
Howard County police are offering a new program for teen drivers who could benefit from more specialized experience on the road. Collision Avoidance Training, taught by law enforcement officers and adapted from police training, will prepare teens for various road hazards and driving conditions. The program consists of a four-hour classroom session and an eight-hour practical lesson for behind-the-wheel experience. The training features exercises in evasive maneuvers, emergency braking, cornering, backing, skid recovery, steering, acceleration and more. Participants must possess a driver’s license and bring a vehicle to drive for the practical portion. The inaugural class – the first to be offered in the state -- will be held Friday, Nov. 13, from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m.-4p.m. at the James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center, 2200 Scott Wheeler Drive, Marriottsville. The class costs $195. Space is limited. For more information or to sign up, call 410-313-3750.