JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As kids grow up and into their teenage  years and begin to creep towards a day which, to them, represents freedom – their sweet 16 – that day can represent something else entirely for their parents. For many,  with that ‘sweet’ birthday comes the responsibility of driving. For the teen . . . that’s awesome! For their parents . . . cue the worrying and anxiety.

Well, there is a program series coming up which aims to provide parents with all the skills and resources they need to ensure their kids are road ready.

KMZU’s Brian Lock was able to chat with Dena Dothage, with First Impact Missouri, who said educating teens about safe driving techniques will make them – and everyone else – safer when they get behind the wheel of a car.

Click below to hear their conversation, which aired Tuesday on KMZU.