Franklin Police Course Gives Teens Perspective on Life Behind the Wheel

UPDATE: 08/14/2015: All three existing classes are now full. A waiting list has been established for additional offerings, for Spring 2016.

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Released 08/10/2015:

In 2013, 45% of crashes in Williamson County involved licensed drivers between 15 and 24 years old, and traffic Crashcollisions are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S Because of these two things combined, Franklin Police and local businesses have teamed up to bring young drivers a clear perspective of life behind the wheel.

Bringing Awareness Through Training and Life Experiences (B.A.T.T.L.E.) is an 8-hour program that teaches teen drivers safe behind-the-wheel behavior through an interactive, hands-on experience with officers.

BATTLE explores the rules of the road, the dangers of distracted and impaired driving, occupant protection, and dangerous driving behaviors. Qualified applicants include Williamson County teens with a parent’s permission and a valid Tennessee driver’s license or learner’s permit.

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To apply, complete this online application (www.franklintn.gov/teensafedriving). A member of the FPD’s Traffic Unit will contact applicants to confirm their acceptance into one of our upcoming classes:

August 29, 2015

carOctober 24, 2015

November 14, 2015

BATTLE does not replace and cannot be substituted for traditional driver’s education, and is made possible by Hyundai of Cool Springs, Nissan of Cool Springs, Infiniti of Cool Springs, Jet’s Pizza, and the Franklin Police Department.

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