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Jones County Sheriffs Department takes defensive driving program

Jones County Sheriffs Department practice defensive driving./WDAM Jones County Sheriffs Department practice defensive driving./WDAM
JONES COUNTY, MS -

Weaving through cones, speeding up and slowing down and reversing are a few parts of the Defensive Driving program for the Jones county Deputies.

“We’ll go through it forward without hitting a cone and we’ll go through it backwards without hitting a cone,” Driving instructor Sergeant Scott Sims said.

It is not your regular driver's education class and this is the seventh year Sims is the instructor. Sims is here to keep the deputies in check with their driving and steering techniques such as shuffle steering.

“Shuffle steering is eight and four on the steering wheel and you use your finger tips,” Sims said.

The Jones County Sheriff’s department decided to make this a year long program to keep their deputies and other people on the road safe.

“"That split second that we have to make behind the wheel of a car depends on our lives as well as the citizens lives,"  Jones County Major Jamie Tedford said.

The Jones County Sheriff’s department will also be hosting a free public self defense course at 130 North 12th Avenue in Laurel on the March 15 and March 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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