BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Teaching teens important lessons in driver safety, specifically when it comes to traffic stops.
That's the mission behind Operation Hands On.
To teach teens the importance of keeping two hands on the wheel if they get pulled over.
The non-profit, The Courageous Steps Project, and Beal college are partnering with local police departments to walk teens through this scenario.
They want teens to know to stay calm if they get pulled over.
They say working with autistic teens is important because they may tend to grab something in a tense situation like this.
By connecting teens with police now they hope to begin to build trusting relationships rather than escalating tension.
"It's important to know how to react. It's also important to stay safe and to act in a safe way so that way no one gets harmed," says The Courageous Steps Project founder and CEO, Connor Archer.
You can find more info on The Courageous Steps Project Facebook page.