Teens In Franklin Learn About Distracted Driving

Posted at 7:55 PM, May 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-06 20:55:49-04

"BATTLE,” also known as Bringing Awareness Through Training and Life Experiences, has been a program offered by the Franklin Police Department to teen drivers.

The program was held Saturday, and during the 6.5 hour, hands-on program, officers taught the young drivers the rules of the road and how important it is to pay attention.

Their main focus was the dangers of distracted driving and its impact.

"That one second off the road can mean your life, can mean someone else's life,” said Rachel Gober. “In a split second, you can be in a crash, and we do call them crashes versus accidents because they are preventable, especially in cases of distracted driving."

The Franklin Police Department has been offering the course to teens in Williamson County.