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Johnston County offers teen driving classes

Posted September 24, 2008

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— The North Carolina Industrial Commission will offer a free driving-safety course to Johnston County teens Nov. 6. The four-hour course is available to teens ages 15-19 from 5-9 p.m. at Smithfield Town Hall, 50 E. Market St. in the council room. For details or to reserve a place in the class, call 919-934-2116.

A commission representative said the high rate of teen fatalities in the county prompted plans for the free class. Johnston County leads the state in auto-related teen deaths, officials say.

In addition to the class, Johnston County sheriff's deputies have stepped up patrols around high schools, looking for teens speeding or driving recklessly. Representatives of the sheriff's office are talking with the Johnston County school district about other educational programs to try to reduce speeding and reckless driving.

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  • a2theizzle Sep 24, 2008

    I would attend if this came to Lee County.

  • dsms6556us Sep 24, 2008

    I think this is a good idea. Ive seen a few teenagers speed too fast in Johnston county and not pay attention . There are a couple of teenagers that live in my neighborhood that are responsible and drive responsibly. I can't speak for all teenagers because there are adults that do the very same thing speeding especially on powahatan rd in Johnston county.