Annual Event by Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Lets Teens ‘Drive with a Cop’

Registration is now open for “Drive with a Cop” 2019.

The annual event brings together teen drivers and Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies for a day of driver training at Portland International Raceway. This year’s “Drive with a Cop” is set for Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s event will be bigger than ever before and will include new technology to help teens stay safe on the road. Teen drivers will get driving training from deputies on the racetrack and rotate through various stations outside the car to learn about the dangers of driving too fast, distracted, or impaired.

“Teen car crashes are the leading killer of young people nationwide,” said Sheriff Craig Roberts. “Drive with a Cop is a way for us to offer free driving training to kids in our community. Research shows the more training a teen has, the less likely they are to die in a car accident.”

“Drive with a Cop” is sponsored by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Swift Transportation, Oregon Impact and Les Schwab.

At this year’s “Drive with a Cop” Les Schwab will host a station to teach teen drivers about how to change a tire, put on chains, and what to do if your car breaks down.

Parents are also invited to attend.

Register today at Spaces are limited to the first 100 people to register, and the event tends to fill up quickly.

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