Clarendon Hills police offer free roadside safety class
Updated: March 1, 2013 6:07AM
CLARENDON HILLS — The Clarendon Hills Police Department will offer a roadside safety class from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 16, at the police station, 448 Park Ave., and can accommodate up to 25 people. Advance registration is required and can be made by calling the Police Department, (630) 286-5460.
Wanting to provide motorists with information that could help improve roadside safety is what prompted Police Chief Ted Jenkins to come up with the idea for the class.
“I originally was thinking about new drivers; my daughter is a new driver, and I wanted to take her out to show her some things that I think are important to know, such as how to change a flat tire, how to jump start a car, and basic automotive maintenance,” Jenkins said.
He realized a lot of people don’t know basic things, such as the location of their spare tire.
Jenkins said class participants would be given a few helpful items: a tire gauge, yellow safety vest, work gloves and flashlight.