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Downers Grove Police Offer Teens $50 Gas Cards for Completing Safe Driving Course

The free "Alive at 25 Defensive Driving Program" will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at Downers Grove Village Hall.

The Downers Grove Police Department is teaming up with State Farm to offer local teens the chance to earn a $50 gas card for completing a four-hour safe driving course.

The Alive at 25 Defensive Driving Program will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave. The course is free, and open to all drivers under the age of 18 who are enrolled at North or South high schools.

Two sessions will be held—one from 8 a.m. to noon, and the other from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Each class is limited to 25 students.

All students who complete the course will receive a $50 gas card, thanks to a $2,500 grant from State Farm Insurance Company for promoting a teen driving initiative.

Alive at 25 is a National Safety Council program that focuses on specific errors made by new drivers that often lead to accidents, according to village officials.

Students interested in registering for the course should contact Downers Grove Public Education Manager Marion Heintz at 630-434-5606 or mheintz@downers.us.

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