County Program Promotes Safe Driving for Teens

County leaders, including Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price, Sheriff Bill Gore, and Health and Human Services Director Nick Macchione, have launched a collaborative initiative to combat teen drinking and driving and to promote safe driving.

This initiative’s priority will be to reduce the rate of alcohol and drug-related crashes among teenagers; educate teen drivers and their parents; promote responsible driving behavior, and publicize the dangers associated with underage drinking and driving.

The United Sates Congress has designated the third week of each October is designated National Teen Driver Safety Week, bringing national attention to teen driver safety.