Driving 101, a two-hour teen driving class for teenagers and parents, presented by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), will held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, at Cabot High School, 401 N. Lincoln St. The class is open to students in Lonoke County schools.

There is no fee; dinner will be provided. Registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 13.

Presenters will be Becky Lamb, ADH Community Health Nurse Specialist; and Laura Taylor, ADH Community Health Educator (Arkansas Deapartment of Health)

The stated aim of the program is "to make the journey from knowledge to action an easy one." Evidence-based practices proven to effectively promote motor vehicle safety will be presented. Parents will also learn how to better identify and change teen behaviors that increase the risk of a car crash.

The first hour discusses the scope of the issue, risks and safety behaviors.

In the second hour, parents and teens will work on skills.

Intent of the class is to inform parents of the driving risks and laws that affect their teen driver. Parents will be able to better set household driving rules, including making driving contracts, to make their teens safer driver.

Parents and teens will learn about the requirements set out in Graduated Drivers License (GDL).

After completing the class participants will be better equipped to:

— Establish limits for driving privileges and assess readiness to accept driving responsibilities.

— better understand concerns about driving risks and be better equipped to speak with parents about driving.

— understand the laws regarding the Graduated Drivers License (GDL).

With a teen driving contract, families will be better able to apply the Graduated Driver Licensing law and other Graduated Driving Licensing principles.

To register contact Kelly Spencer, Cabot schools Health and Wellness Coordinator – email, kelly.spencer@cps.k12.ar.us; phone: 501-743-3574.