Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Driver's Edge

WOW! It's been awhile since I've posted any pix...I've taken plenty, just haven't been posting. Here is a recent photo:

See how dirty that car is? That is because it has been slippin' and slidin' through a big ol' water puddle and purposely put into skids....over and over and over again. Why? Well, to teach teen drivers how to handle road emergencies! It is part of a FANTASTIC program called Driver's Edge.

It is FREE, only a four hour committment and I highly recommend it to every teen driver out there. My son feels like he learned so much from the experience AND he had a BLAST!

You can check their website to see if they are coming to a town near you this summer and if they are sign up as soon as you can because the slots fill up fast. If it does fill up before you get a chance to get in, be sure and sign up for the waiting list. That is what we ended up doing and we didn't think there was any chance at all Hank would get in, but they called us a couple days before the event with an opening!

Here is a video recorded from inside the car -- another perk of the program! They give the kids memory cards with videos of them in the car and, as you will see, you get views of THEM and what they were seeing. VERY cool!

Tomorrow, or as soon as I can find the time anyway, I'll post another pic and video from this event -- one showing them how the ABS feels when one has to slam on the brakes and how to avoid road hazards....

1 comment:

  1. What a cool learning experience! Every person should have such an experience in a controled environment.


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