HELP FOR TEEN DRIVERS

 

HELP FOR TEEN DRIVERS

 

The road is wet, the curve is sharp, and suddenly your teen's car is spinning out of control.  Does he know what to do?  Probably not!  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle collisions are the leading cause of adolescent deaths.

 

Ex-race-car driver Jeff Payne began a special program in 2002 to teach kids behind the wheel and combat this statistic.  The non-profit Driver’s Edge tours the country offering free four-hour courses taught at racetracks by professional instructors (check locations and sign up online at driversedge.org).  Teens learn how to handle dicey driving situations like skids, sudden lane changes and panic braking.  Payne says 82% of students contacted after taking the course report that the lesson helped them avoid collisions.

 

Go to www.driversedge.org and sign up.  It’s FREE!