Posted: Jan 5, 2011 12:14 PM by Greg Boyce
The Pueblo Health Department will offer a free teen driving class later this month.
"For several decades driver's education was offered through the school system, which lead to a uniform understanding of road rules and safety," stated Marti Borden, Program Manager for Community Outreach in Community Health Services at the Pueblo City-County Health Department. She added, "Since the time driver's education has been taken out of the school, formal training is available at a cost, leaving a gap to those who cannot afford it."
The Colorado Department of Transportation identified Pueblo as being one of the top five most dangerous zip codes for the probability of having an accident in 2008. The Pueblo City-County Health Department received grant money from CDOT to address this issue.
The first class for teen driving education will be held January 28, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Pueblo Community College. The class, available for no cost, is open to teens 15-19 years old and parents. To register call 583-4352.