Friday, October 7, 2011

Toyota Hosts FREE Danger of Distracted Driving Clinic Auto Safety Program for Teens and Parents


I'm parenting four teens who will be applying for driving learners permits soon -- triplets plus one more all born within a year -- so I feel very fortunate to learn about this and want to share it with my readers with kids. According to the CDC, motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for U.S. teenagers. That translates into more than one in three deaths for this age group. Furthermore, accident rates peak during the first year a teen has a license due to lack of proper training in the classroom and behind the wheel, in addition to inexperience and distraction tendencies among adolescents. To help counter balance those really sad safety trends among young drivers, auto maker Toyota is sponsoring a unique free safe driving program this weekend for teens and their parents to learn from the dangers of distracted driving by actually experiencing unsafe situations.

The Toyota Camry 2012 Worldwide Unveiling
Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA
iPhone Photo by Janis Brett Elspas,

This teen driving education event takes place in the Los Angeles area, Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, from 8 am to 7 pm. Session start times both days are at 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 3 pm, and 4:30 pm. The public safe driving event takes place at Toyota U.S. Headquarters, 19001 South Western Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501

In this no-cost 2.5 hour hands-on advanced driving skills program newly licensed or permitted teen drivers will have the opportunity to learn from real-world scenarios. Included are both interactive classroom instruction and multiple behind the wheel driving courses. The program is set up for moms and dads to attend together with their teens.

Toyota's Driver Ed Event Highlights
  • Defensive driving skills and avoiding crashes
  • Dangerous driving situations: how to identify and respond to them
  • Tactile experience of distracted driving and understanding the distraction and reaction time equation
  • Basic vehicle safety features and how to engage anti-lock brakes

Watch for MBE's 2012 Camry Review Coming Soon
iPhone Photo by Janis Brett Elspas,

Here's your chance to comment with your personal perspective on teen driving safety. Even if you don't have kids that have reached driving age, I hope you'll share the insight you have gained from your own teen driving experience and tell what concerns you most. I highly recommend that you retweet about this post to let others know about it, too.

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  1. This is a wonderful idea of Toyota to help parents and their children on safety driving. What is important that they are aware of the rules of driving and it's prohibition. Drunk driving is strictly prohibited, the number one cause of road accidents. If your child is charge with DUI, ask help from DUI lawyer.

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