Sponsored by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Westfield Police Department, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and Indiana Students Against Destructive Decisions, the Rule the Road Teen Driving Event will be held on May 18th at the Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville. Rule the Road program gives teens ages 15-18 the unique opportunity to learn and practice skills they need to keep them safe behind the wheel.
This day-long event is FREE and pre-registration is required. Teens can expect to learn and practice hazard recognition, vehicle speed and space management skills on a closed course with certified emergency vehicle operator instructors. Rule the Road will also reinforce importance of wearing a seatbelt and not driving impaired or distracted (texting, talking, radio). There will also be an instruction on how to maneuver out of a skid. Also, volunteer mechanics will be on scene to help with teaching oil changes, tire changes, wiper blades and other vehicle maintenance issues.
Sheriff Ken Campbell noted that this is the 2nd year we have sponsored this event. “We think it is a great opportunity for your young driver to get a better education in their young driving skills.”
Eligible participants must have at least a learner’s permit issued by April 20. Check-in begins at 9:30am and the event starts promptly at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, please visit www.in.gov/ruletheroad or grab an application at any local school office. Registration is limited to the first 40 kids. Lunch is provided by Chick-Fil-A.