When I was a teen the only thing I thought about (besides boys) was getting my licenses. I just wanted to get in a car and drive! The driving classes help you but once you finally get your license it can be quite scary. Weather changes, people can act crazy on the roads… things happen.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the U.S. To provide teenagers with the training and tools to be safe and responsible behind the wheel, Kia Motors America (KMA) and the B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) Teen Pro-Active Driving School are bringing the 501(c)(3) charity’s free advanced driver training to the Seattle-area April 2-3. According to a recent study, the B.R.A.K.E.S. program reduces the accident rate of teen drivers by approximately 64% in their first three years of driving.
The B.R.A.K.E.S. curriculum includes advanced, behind-the-wheel training from professional driving instructors using Kia provided vehicles. Training includes: skid control, distracted driving awareness, panic stopping (ABS activation), drop-wheel recovery and car control.
Together, we can help save lives by preparing teens for the hazardous conditions they will face while on the road. Founder of B.R.A.K.E.S. and former NHRA Top Fuel drag racer, Doug Herbert, and representatives from Kia are available for interviews. Click HERE for images and video.
If you or someone you know has a teen, enrollment is still open. Reserve a seat today at http://putonthebrakes.org/shop.