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"TRACK": Safe Teen Driver Course
Date: June 3, 2012Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
10101 US Highway North,
Palmetto, FL 34221
WHAT: “TRACK”-A program for young or new drivers-Teaches road awareness and consequences to kids.
WHEN: Sunday, June 3 2012
WHERE: Andersen RacePark, 10101 US Highway North, Palmetto, FL 34221
TIME: 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
For teenagers, 14 to 18 years old
Requirement: Space is limited! Pre register at www.safeteendriver.org
TRACK is free and includes all materials, lunch and refreshments
TRACK is underwritten by the Law Firm of Winters & Yonker
Each teen must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
Students who complete the one day TRACK program will receive a certificate of completion which may be submitted to their auto insurance company for possible discounts on their auto
Palmetto, FL- Andersen RacePark continues to host TRACK, “Teaching Road Awareness and Consequences to Kids”, presented by Safe Teen Driver Founder Bruce Murakami. The remaining dates for 2012 schedule are:
Sunday, June 3rd Sunday, September 2nd
Sunday, October 7th Sunday, November 4th
Automobile accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers. To help combat these statistics, TRACK and Andersen RacePark in Palmetto have committed their time and resources to give teenagers the skills and awareness to avoid potential situations.
“TRACK” was developed by Bruce Murakami who lost his wife and daughter as the result of an accident caused by teenagers who were street racing in the middle of the day.
-The one-day course, TRACK includes:
-Classroom driving instruction
-Hands-on DUI and distracted driving challenge using goggles that distort vision
-Delicious catered lunch
-Vendors with information on teen driving
This program is recommended for high school students-particularly those who expect to receive a driver’s permit or driver’s license in the next year-or any new drivers.
Murakami added, “The summer can mean treacherous times for teenagers. TRACK can provide kids with the information and knowledge needed to understand the dangers of being reckless and the difficult results that can occur.
The hazards of DUI’s is stressed throughout the program and we are also working hard to help teenagers learn the dangers and consequences of driving while texting and talking on the phone. TRACK teaches the kids good driving skills and habits in a fun environment. TRACK offers our kids unique experiences with the hope they will carry away with them for many years to come.
Visit our web site, www.safeteendriver.org to register for the June program.