Madison County deputies teach dangers of distracted driving through annual course

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MADISON, Ala.  - The Madison County Sheriff's Office is hosting the last distracted driving course for the summer on Monday morning at James Clemens High School. The one-day class begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues to around 2:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.

There is no cost for students to take the course and lunch is provided. Parents and students can sign up on the Madison County Sheriff's Office page under the school resource officer tab. Deputies remind drivers that they must bring all three forms with them to the course.

Deputies will spend the day teaching young drivers about traffic stop etiquette, DUI laws, seat belt laws, cell phone usage, texting while driving and distracted driving. Students will learn from a Power Point presentation as well as a driving course where they will maneuver through the path using a golf cart.

Parents should check with their individual insurance carrier after the driver completes the course. Their premiums may go down for the teen driver.

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