The Clark County Safe Communities Coalition and #safeTEENfirst will host Springfield’s first Teen Driving Symposium for teens and their parents at John Legend Theater in the Springfield Center of Innovation: The Dome on Friday, December 15th at 7:00 pm.

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. This year alone, Clark County has experienced three teen deaths caused by traffic crashes. The Clark County Safe Communities Coalition and #safeTEENfirst are working to decrease the number of teen deaths caused by traffic crashes by increasing knowledge and awareness of safe driving.

The Teen Driving Symposium will include speakers from Ohio State Highway Patrol, Enon Police Department, AAA Driving School, Students Against Destructive Decisions and family members of the teenagers killed in this year’s traffic crashes. Some of the topics being covered include: laws and regulations for teen drivers, seat belt usage, how to be a good passenger and distracted driving.

The participants will have the opportunity to learn about and enter to win the #safeTEENfirst’s $1,000 college scholarship that will be awarded to a Clark County high school senior in the spring.