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City, AAA host Teen Driving Safety Fair at Central Park Oct. 17

Free food from Carl's Jr.!

Posted: October 1, 2009 4:07 p.m.
Updated: October 1, 2009 10:00 p.m.
 

The city of Santa Clarita and the Automobile Club of Southern California invite residents to attend the 2009 Teen Driving Safety Fair, in recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week, on Saturday, Oct. 17.

The event, held at Central Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature important information and resources for young drivers and parents.

Free food from Carl's Jr. will be provided courtesy of the Automobile Club of Southern California.

The 2009 Teen Driving Safety Fair will include numerous activities, presentations and resources to help keep local teen drivers safe on the road.

The fair will feature custom car fits to show teens and parents safety belt, foot pedals, mirrors, and seat height adjustments to ensure that drivers fit properly into their vehicle before they drive.

Interactive driving activities and games will also be offered, including a rock climbing wall that demonstrates a drop similar to a 20-mph car crash, under-the-hood maintenance demonstrations, and more.

"Automobile accidents are still the leading cause of death for young people," Mayor Frank Ferry said. "The city's Teen Driving Safety Fair seeks to heighten awareness of the dangers of irresponsible and reckless driving, and encourage community teens to educate themselves and practice safer habits behind the wheel to prevent unnecessary traffic collisions and tragedies."

Various agencies and organizations, including the Auto Club Driving School, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, Los Angeles County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, Safe Rides, Department of Motor Vehicles, California Department of Insurance, Safe Moves and more will offer educational sessions for both parents and teens on teen driver topics such as California's graduated driver licensing law, which has been updated and enhanced since it went into law 10 years ago, licensing requirements, teen crash risks, and more.

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