State offers teen driver camp

Sandra ClarkUncategorized

High school students can register for a free driving camp sponsored by the state at Tennessee Highway Patrol’s training center in Nashville Monday to Friday, July 16-20. Interested teens must register online at by May 1.

There are no costs to participate; however, the program does not provide overnight lodging. Space is limited; therefore, registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parents are encouraged to assist teens with completing registration as soon as possible. The camp agenda will be emailed to attendees once registration has closed.

The purpose of this camp is to provide free resources and credible information straight from subject matter experts in the field of traffic safety, according to a press release.

The Teen Driver Education Camp is intended for drivers ages 15-17. Participants are required to complete two days of educational training comprised of the “AAA How to Drive” curriculum, mock crash demonstration, traffic safety presentations, driving simulators, group activities, indoor/outdoor events and more.

The first group of campers will attend Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the second group will attend Wednesday and Thursday from 9-4. On Friday, July 20, all participants will attend graduation and receive a certificate of completion of the camp. Parents are encouraged to attend the graduation festivities as well.

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