Published: Apr 14, 2011 6:17 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 14, 2011 3:18 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla  - If you’re the parent of a child who just started driving or is about to do so, then you won’t want to miss an important meeting aimed at giving you and your child the necessary tools to help them be safe when behind the wheel.

Parent Night for Driver Education, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in room 1-105 of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center located at 5775 Osceola Trail (behind Barron Collier High School), will educate you in several areas associated with teen driving.  The event is expected to last approximately one hour.

Sponsored by the School District of Collier County, Collier County Sherriff’s Office (CCSO), Nationwide Insurance, and the Florida Highway Department of Motor Vehicles (FLDMV), Parent Night for Driver Education will feature a panel of speakers including Robin Browning from the FLDMV, School District of Collier County Driver Education Instructor Stanley Bryant as well as the district’s Coordinator for Safe and Drug Free Schools, Nancy Tarrete, John Barraco and Ken Vila from the CCSO, and Angela and Rafael Caraza from Allstate Insurance.

Topics such as awareness of driver education curriculum, insuring the teen driver, a parent’s role in coaching your teen’s driving, and traffic laws that affect teen drivers will be covered.   

So if your child just received their license or permit, or if they’re preparing to obtain either one, make sure to attend this event and learn about the critical areas of significance connected to teen driving.

To learn more, please contact Coordinator of Driver Education Patricia Ackerman at 377-9264 or via e-mail at