Tonight, Tuesday, July 27, Cpl. Mark Biskup with the El Campo Police Department will hold a Safe Teen Driver Program at the El Campo Civic Center, starting at 6 p.m.
The program aims to cover topics and laws to aid teen’s to feel more comfortable behind the wheel.
Not only covering what to do if ever stopped by an officer in a traffic stop, but also explaining the process if teens find themselves involved in a vehicle accident.
“I held this program at El Campo High School in May,” Biskup told The County Gin. “The staff loved it, and even wanted me to come back to do this every year.”
Biskup said the engagement from students in attendance was honest and showed that more programs geared toward teen driving education is appreciated and needed.
“From the interaction, I could tell by [the student’s] facial expressions that we had a lot of, ‘oh I didn’t know that,’ or very surprised looks,” Biskup told The Gin. “Now whether or not they forgot the information or just truly didn’t know, I am glad to have reintroduced that information to them.”
The program is free of charge and will only last an hour.
Biskup will touch on safety tips, what to expect when getting pulled over for a traffic violation, what to do if involved in a wreck, current state move over laws, as well as the consequences of texting and driving, impaired driving and more.
“The goal is to have more safe drivers,” Biskup said. “I worked the streets for 20 years. Anytime I worked a crash involving a teen, I saw that they didn’t know what to do in that circumstance.”
The program starts at 6 p.m. and parents of teens wishing to partake in this program do not have to register.
The program will be held in the Duson Room at the El Campo Civic Center, located at 2350 N. Mechanic Street.
For more information on the El Campo Police Department and its programs, visit the City of El Campo website.