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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 12:21 AM

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Sevierville Police Department Holding Collision Avoidance Training For Young Drivers August 31

The Sevierville Police Department announced they would be holding a collision avoidance training course for young drivers on Thursday, August 31, at the police department, and on Saturday, September 2, at the Sevierville Convention Center. The August 31 session will be held from 4:45 until 9 p.m., and the September 2 session will be held from 7:45 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The training is for drivers aged 16 to 20 who have valid drivers' licenses. Participants will be required to provide their own vehicles and have current insurance.

The programs will be taught by SPD officers using a nationally proven program. The program will cost $60, which will cover course materials and instruction.

Registration is limited to 10 students.

Participants will be given instruction in a classroom and behind the wheel in a controlled environment. The class provides drivers with opportunities to make mistakes on a designed driving course with a qualified instructor in their vehicles.

Participants will receive instruction in the following areas:
-Evasive maneuvers
-Threshold/emergency braking
-Forward serpentine
-Skid recovery
-Reverse serpentine
-Off-road recovery

For more information or to register, contact SPD Sgt. T.C. Faulconer at 865-868-1847 or at, or contact Officer Preston Parris at 865-868-1845 or