Defensive Driving School for Teens…Classes Are Filling Up!

February 14th, 2011 by

If you have a teen that is going to be taking the wheel soon or have one that already is, it’s a slightly scary but exciting time.  Your teens prep with lots of driving time and classes but what about those situations like a blow out?  How will they ever know how to handle that?  Well there’s now a defensive driving school offered by Consumer Reports.

On Saturday, April 30th, 2011, Consumer Reports will host its first teen car control clinic at our Auto Test Center in East Haddam, Connecticut. Last summer we sampled the Tire Rack Street Survival Program and were so impressed that we decided sponsor an event at our own testing facilities in partnership with the Street Survival School. (Read: “Teen defensive driving school improves confidence, skills.”)

This driving school will not teach the rules of the road and how to parallel park. Here, teens will learn how to control their vehicles in emergency situations in a safe and controlled environment. Most drivers never get the chance to learn what to do if their car slides sideways or if they need to make a last-minute evasive maneuver to avoid an accident until they absolutely need to. In this class, they will.

The class is filling up quickly and is open to licensed or permitted drivers aged 15 to 21 years old.

For more information, visit the Street Survival website. And go here to register.And if you don’t live in Connecticut, see where to find car control clinics in your area. [Source: Consumer Reports]

We think this is a great class to take if  you’re able to get to Connecticut. Or check out the link above to find a car control clinic nearest you.   If you have a teen driver what are some rules and restrictions you use to help keep them safe?

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