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AAA Partners with Memphis-area Police Activities League to Provide Driver Education to Teens

Course begins Thursday, September 8

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 6, 2022) — Teens involved with Memphis- area Sheriffs' & Police Activities League (MSPAL) will now have the opportunity to take driver education classes in person using the "How to Drive" curriculum from AAA. Built on nearly a century of respected driver education expertise, but utilizing the latest teaching techniques and up to date information on vehicle technology and roadway dangers, this course features interactive training that will prepare teens for the road ahead.

"Traffic crashes are one of the leading causes of death for teens," said Stephanie Milani, Tennessee director of public affairs for AAA – The Auto Club Group. "We are pleased to partner with the two PAL organizations to provide – for free – this quality program in a convenient format for Memphis families."

The curriculum features the most up-to-date information from scientifically validated sources, contemporary videos, presentations, simulations, and interactive exercises to enhance content retention.

Memphis Bears Inc. PAL and Memphis Shelby PAL will begin offering the course Thursday, September 8 and will continue the course on Thursdays through the school year. Upon completion of the 45-hour program, students will receive a certificate of completion.

According to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than 60 percent of teens get their driver's license before age 18. That figure has been on the rise in recent years, reversing a previous trend of teens waiting until after turning 18, when driver education courses are not required and Graduated Drivers Licensing provisions are not applicable. The need for quality pre-licensing education remains high.

Student drivers who want to enjoy a fun, exciting and safe environment, while developing a solid foundation of the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the written driver test should visit www.mbipal.org and www.memphisshelbypal.org and click on programs.

For more information:

Natalie Gore, MBI PAL Program Manager 901-644-6552

Michelle Jones, MSPA Program Manager 901-930-3390

Craig Littles, Memphis PAL Executive Director 901-240-6927



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