Attention Current Freshmen: The CLIU-21 offers a Behind-the-Wheel program for students who have completed the in-class or online theory course. Students can register for the Summer Session if they wish to complete this requirement before September. Contact Tammy Bennick at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Summer Driving Reminders:
Summer, nice weather, more free time and new drivers can be a dangerous mix. As a parent, please continue to talk with your teen about the dangers and hazards of distracted driving and reinforce how to be a safe, defensive driver.
It is now illegal to text on your phone while driving. Officers who see drivers texting can stop them and write a ticket for that offense. Texting while driving carries a $50 fine, in addition to several other fees and points on their license.
A good, defensive driver not only obeys all driving laws and uses safe driving techniques, but also tries to predict hazards before they occur. Some safe tips to remind your child of include, but are not limited to:
● Limit passengers and ban texting (key sources of teen distraction). AT&T has a series of YouTube videos called 'Faces of Distracted Driving' which document real-life accidents that were caused by cell phone use. If you know or suspect your child or their friends use their phones, make it a point to watch and discuss these dangers! In addition to texting, many are using the internet and social media when they drive.
● Keep off the road late at night (when teens are likely to be fatigued and/or joyriding).
● Use your seat belt always. This is critical due to teens’ elevated crash risk and the lifesaving benefit of proper restraint.
● Maintain a safe, 4-second following distance when possible.
● Slow down when the roads are wet. Braking distance doubles when roads are wet.