CPD takes a proactive approach to reducing teen traffic deaths

CONWAY (KATV) - With traffic crashes as the leading cause of death for teenagers across the United States, the Conway Police Department is offering a Collision Avoidance Training class.

Drivers 16 to 19 years old are at a higher risk of being involved in a traffic accident than any other age group. With this in mind, the Conway Police Department wants to teach them the skills they need to be safer behind the wheel.

CPD is offering a Collision Avoidance Training class at the Conway Police Department on July 11, then again on August 15. The classes which will take place from 8 am to 8 pm both days.

The lessons seek to enhance the young drivers' awareness of the complex task of operating a motor vehicle. It will consist of classroom time and instructional time behind the wheel. By the end of the class students should be able to better anticipate and handle hazards that occur daily in normal driving conditions.

Participants must be at least 16 to 19 years of age, hold a valid driver's license and have auto insurance. Class size is limited to 12. There is a $90 fee which covers the cost of the licensing to use the program, instructors and materials. Parents or guardians interested in enrolling their teen for the C.A.T. class should call the CPD at 501-450-6126.