CORDOVA, Ill. — In an effort to inform and educate teen drivers, the safety team at the Quad Cities Station is inviting the general public to a safe teen driving seminar.
Quad Cities Station is a safety-driven nuclear energy facility, with the well-being of its employees and local residents as a priority. Even though the site’s primary mission is the safe operation of the nuclear facility, the day-to-day safety of community members on area roadways is a big priority as well.
Every 90 minutes, a teenage driver loses their life on an American roadway. Deputy Jim Miller of the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department, representatives from State Farm and motivational driving safety speaker Tony Samento will provide a high-impact presentation in the classroom, followed by a hands-on interactive activity to better equip teenage drivers with the tools they need to remain safe while operating a motor vehicle.
The program will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 9 in room 107 of the professional learning center at Exelon Generation’s Quad Cities Station, located at 22710 206th Ave. North, Cordova. Registration is free and open to the public.
“The purpose of this program is to raise awareness of the accidents and potential hazards that occur on roadways daily and to prepare new drivers to be safe motorists,” said Ken Ohr, Quad Cities Station’s site vice president. “We know that car accidents, especially among teenagers, have very personal impacts on our families, friends, classmates and communities. We are pleased to share this safety information, not only with our employees and their families, but also with the community at large.”
Parents, teens or soon-to-be drivers should register by no later than Friday. There is no age requirement and no charge to attend. Refreshments will be provided.
To register, contact Emily Bridgewater at Emily.Bridgewater@exeloncorp.com. She can also be reached at (309) 227-2740. The event will be limited to the first 150 registrants. Provide the following information when registering:
– Name and contact information (phone or email).
– The high school your teen attends (if applicable).
·– Number of attendees you will bring (Parents are strongly encouraged to attend).