Kia Partners With B.R.A.K.E.S. in Offering Free Teen Defensive Driving Classes
Kia Motors America and B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) have expanded the free defensive driving classes that are offered across the Midwest in an attempt to lower the number of motor vehicle crashes involving young drivers. The classes start in mid-August in a number of major Midwestern metropolitan areas, since the region has almost two million potential new drivers between the ages of 16 and 20. Kia is a sponsor and official vehicle of the B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving School, with the training programs across the country using more than 40 Kia vehicles. Teens receive hands-on defensive driving education, in a three-to-one student-to-teacher setting that ensures they receive one-on-one instruction.
The training curriculum includes:
- Distracted Driving
- Crash Avoidance/Slalom
- Drop Wheel/Off Road Recovery
- Car Control and Recovery
- Panic Stop
In a press release, Scott Fitzgerald, Director, Central Region Operations, Kia Motors America, commented, “Kia places a priority on vehicle safety, and our partnership with B.R.A.K.E.S. reflects that commitment, which begins with practical, hands-on driving experience. The B.R.A.K.E.S. program improves driving skills and helps teens make better decisions when behind the wheel. Even if just one crash is prevented because of this, it is a huge win.”
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