If you have a teenager behind the wheel, sign up for a special, free advanced driving program to help teens learn to deal with tricky situations, like wet road conditions, skids, panic stops, distractions and more. Kia Motors and the B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) Teen Pro-Active Driving School are coming to the Bay Area in May, and sign ups are open now.
The four-hour, hands-on course is open to both parents and teens with either a permit or a license and at least 30 hours of driving time under their belt. The purpose is to help prevent accidents and save lives by preparing teens for the hazardous conditions they will face while on the road by instilling good decisions into their muscle memory. Last year, my daughter and I did a similar program (though my daughter was a passenger to young to drive), and I found it incredibly helpful to learn how to handle a serious skid, especially on a wet road. I’ve been driving for 25 years or so and I learned a lot during that session for top driving instructors.
Coming to Alameda on May 16-17, sign ups are open now. The sessions at 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 – 5 p.m. Kia Motors will provide vehicles for the course. Participants just need to show up with their valid permit or license.