Rutherford County teens may enroll in the free Defense Response Improving Vehicle Education (D.R.I.V.E.) driving class taught by Rutherford County Sheriff’s school resource officers. Students receive personal training from sheriff’s driving instructors in a three-hour online class and a seven-hour driving course, said SRO Chad Dodson who coordinates the DRIVE class.
The classroom covers driver responsibilities and liabilities, vehicle dynamics, courtesy and distracted driving. Topics include evasive maneuvers, parallel parking, threshold/emergency braking, distracted driving, backing, corners, angled parking, preventing hot car deaths and driving in severe weather.
The online class will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fridays and the driving course will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Lascassas Elementary School at 6300 Lascassas Pike in Lascassas. Classes will be Aug. 26-27, Oct. 21-22, Nov. 18-19, Jan. 27-28, 2023, March 17-18, 2023 and May 12-13, 2023. The August class is full but students may be placed on a waiting list in case of a cancelation or register for another class. For more information and to register, contact Dodson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 615-396-7342.
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