Presentation Designed to Reduce Teen Driver Crashes
Burlington County Sheriff Jean E. Stanfield announced today that she will be partnering with Lumberton Township Police Department to offer a free presentation designed to reduce teen driver crashes by increasing parental involvement, called, "Share the Keys" on Saturday, November 2nd from 1 pm to 3 pm, at the Lumberton Municipal Building.
“This program will help teens learn to drive responsibly and hopefully decrease the number of teen driver accidents,” said Sheriff Stanfield. “We also want to increase parental involvement with these inexperienced drivers.”
“Many laws have changed since parents received their drivers’ licenses,” she added, “so this program is a great way for everyone to get up-to-date information and to understand the regulations that guide new drivers,” said Stanfield.
"Share the Keys" is structured for parents and their teen drivers in the pre-permit/permit stage of licensure. It is designed to support parental involvement and safe driving behaviors.
Key objectives for the program include, Understanding the Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) Laws, Being a Good Role Model, Effectively Enforcing the GDL at Home, Increasing Practice Driving Hours, and Controlling the Keys.
Parents and their teens interested in attending the "Share the Keys" presentation can call the Burlington County Sheriff's Department, Community Services Unit at 609-265-3788.