News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: October 18, 2016, 6:55 a.m.
- Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brad O'Neil addresses teens participating in last year's "Drive with a Cop"
- Teens receive instruction from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies while navigating the driving course at "Drive with a Cop"
- Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts addresses teens before they go out on the driving course at "Drive with a Cop" 2015
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will host its second-annual "Drive with a Cop" on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Grace Chapel (9600 Boeckman Rd., Wilsonville) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event takes place during National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 16-22).
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. The Sheriff's Office developed "Drive with a Cop" as a way to help teens become safer drivers on the road. At the event, teens will partner with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies who are also trained driving instructors on a driving course to learn how to better handle their cars in all sorts of driving conditions. Teens will also learn about the dangers of driving impaired, distracted, or too fast.
Teens will hear from speakers impacted by car crashes, including Carrie Higgins, who lost her daughter Maddi in a high-speed car crash on June 8, 2014. Higgins has become a safe teen driving advocate -- and tells her story in hopes of empowering other teens to make good decisions while driving and as a passenger in the car.
To watch a video about "Maddi's Story," produced by the Sheriff's Office with Carrie Higgins, click here.
Photos from last year's "Drive With A Cop" are attached to this release.
"Drive with a Cop" is made possible through partnerships with Oregon Impact, Grace Chapel, and a generous grant from State Farm.
Media is welcome to attend "Drive with a Cop." Registration for the event is full. For more information contact Kim Lippert, Event Coordinator, at 503-785-5016 or email@example.com.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office