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Car safety courses offered to young female drivers

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A program is underway this morning to teach young female drivers the safe way to take to the roads and how to handle emergencies that might arise while driving. The Girl Scouts of Western New York have teamed up with a major insurance provider to offer what is called Car Care with GEICO. Girl Scout representative Callie Johnson describes the purpose of the effort.

"This is mainly for girls in grades 6 through 12, and it is meant to empower them because they're about to be driving age or are driving age, and we really want to make sure that they have a good understanding of road safety."

The program is also inviting parents of young drivers or soon to be motorists to instruct them on safety guidelines to pass onto their daughters.

The classes are taking place at the GEICO offices at Crosspoint Parkway in Getzville. Everyone completing the program will receive a Car Care Badge.