Clackamas County Sheriff's Office hosts 'Drive with a Cop' Oct. 21 during National Teen Driver Safety Week; slots still available

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

 

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

 

'Drive with a Cop' promotional video:

Photos from last year's event: [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

Drive with a CopThe Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will host the 3rd Annual "Drive with a Cop" on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Portland International Raceway (1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217) from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event takes place during National Teen Driver Safety Week.

Media outlets are invited to attend. To set up interviews at Drive with a Cop, contact Event Coordinator Kim Lippert at 503-785-5016 or klippert@clackamas.us .

"Car crashes are a leading killer of young people nationwide," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. "This is our opportunity to make a difference and help save lives."

At "Drive with a Cop" teen drivers will receive top notch training from law enforcement officers statewide who are also trained driving instructors. Teens will learn how to handle their car in all kinds of conditions and take part in a variety of activities outside the car to learn about the dangers of driving distracted or impaired.

This year, we are offering a session at "Drive with a Cop" for parents. Dr. Amy Stoeber will discuss teen brain development as it relates to decision making and risk taking and educate parents on how to best communicate with their child.

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 linked above.

"Drive with a Cop" is sponsored by State Farm Insurance and the Oregon State Sheriff's Association. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has partnered with Oregon Impact, Grace Chapel, and law enforcement agencies statewide to put on "Drive with a Cop."

Due to a few last-minute cancellations, several slots just opened up. Want your teen driver to train for a day behind the wheel with our deputies? Sign up today at DriveWithACop.com -- it is a free event and open to teen licensed drivers.

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