Teen drivers are needed to participate in the Petty Safe Driving event Oct. 18 and 19 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
High school students may participate in the free three-hour event. It is a first-come, first-served opportunity and preregistration is required.
The Safe Driving event will provide young drivers the opportunity to gain experience in a structured environment. Teens participating must have a valid learner’s permit, restricted or full license, and six months’ driving experience.
According to the sponsors of the event, lack of experience is one of the biggest contributing circumstances to motor vehicle crashes, and this event will provide more experience in a structured environment.
Classes are at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
To be covered are vehicle safety and operations, tailgating, risk of driving while distracted, effects of driving while impaired and driving strategies. Parents are encouraged to attend with their teens.
The Safe Driving event is presented by State Farm Insurance.
Registration is due to the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office fax 785-233-1342 by this Friday, Oct. 10.
The Kansas City, Kan., Rotary Club recently purchased 1,000 daffodil bulbs that were planted during September and October throughout Wyandotte County.
The community-wide beautification project plantings involved Rotarians, neighborhood volunteers, middle school and high school youth, community organizations, and the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department, according to a Rotary spokesman.
Plantings were in locations that were visible to the community, in designated public rights-of-way, parks or school grounds, where the flowers will not be likely mowed during the year.
Groups participating included West Middle School, Northwest Middle School, Argentine Middle School, Harmon High School, Schlagle High School, Wyandotte High School, Sumner Academy, Community Housing of Wyandotte County, Accessible Arts, Livable Neighborhoods, Leavenworth Road Association, and Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department.
– Story and photos from Greg Shondell, Kansas City, Kan., Rotary Club