There's a new free course being offered by the Caddo Sheriff's Office -- aimed at teaching teens and young adults about distracted and impaired driving. Sheriff's Spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says it focuses on distractions like texting and cell phone use while driving -- and alcohol and drug use. She says the North Shreveport Business Association has donated a Global Electric Motorcar (GEM) for the training. And Bossier City Marshal Lynn Austin donated Fatal Vision Alcohol and Drug Impairment Goggles and 24 traffic cones to be used on the driving course. The class is open to 15-to-22-year-olds with a valid driver's license or learner's permit. Participants also must have completed a driver's education course, or currently be enrolled in one. Seating is limited, so contact Safety Town for registration info.

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