The Concord Free Public Library invites teens to join us on Wednesdays July 14, July 21 and July 28 at 4 pm for a free series hosted by AAA to learn about driving safety. Come to one, two or all three workshops.
On July 14 teens will learn about the risks of driving while impaired by marijuana. Attitudes about the use of marijuana have shifted in recent years. Marijuana is now prescribed for medicinal purposes and the legalization or decriminalization of recreational marijuana in many states resulted in greater societal acceptance of the drug’s use. This curriculum also intends to correct misconceptions about marijuana’s potential risks to teenagers.
On July 21 teens will learn how to handle driving emergencies. Knowing what to do in an emergency is something every driver should know. This program will advise drivers what to do if they break down, how to stay safe on the road, and items to keep in your vehicles.
On July 28 teens will learn about the risks of distractions. You’ll get tips to avoid becoming a distracted driver. Every day, motorists who read or send a text while driving take their eyes off the road for up to 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the entire length of a football field with your eyes shut. Texting – along with other activities like phone calls, eating, drinking, setting your GPS or working your car’s entertainment system – takes your mind and your eyes off the road.
Register at https://concordlibrary.org/news-events/events-calendar and we’ll send you the Zoom link.
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