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High School Students To Receive Driver Training From KSP At Kentucky Speedway

Date of Release: 10/13/05

(Frankfort, KY)--- Twenty-eight students from 21 high schools throughout the state will be attending the third annual "Drive To Stay Alive" teen driver safety course sponsored by the Kentucky State Police from Sunday Oct. 16 through Thursday Oct. 20.

Beginning at 1:00 PM EDT on Monday Oct. 17, the students will be available for media interviews and photo opportunities as they engage in hands-on driver training at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. Activities scheduled at the track on Monday include backing skills, multiple turns and lane interchange training.

Track activities continue on Tuesday Oct. 18 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. EDT with evasive maneuver, off-road recovery, controlled braking and skid control training.

Returning to the track on Wednesday Oct. 19 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. EDT, the students will negotiate a special road course while wearing "Fatal Vision" goggles that simulate driving under the influence of alcohol.

The "Drive To Stay Alive" program concludes on Thursday Oct. 20 with graduation activities and a news conference at Kentucky State Police headquarters in Frankfort beginning at 1:00 P.M. EDT.

The students participating in the course represent the following schools: Bath Co. High School, Casey Co. High School, Dixie Heights High School (Edgewood), East Ridge High School (Lick Creek); Elizabethtown High School, Gallatin Co. High School, Grant Co. High School, Hart Co. High School, Henderson High School, Knott Co. Central High School, Lloyd Memorial High School (Erlanger), Madison Southern High School, Magoffin Co. High School, Morgan Co. High School, Newport High School, Nicholas Co. High School, Phelps High School, Pike Central High School, The Providence School (Nicholasville), Scott High School (Covington) and Southwestern High School (Somerset).

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