Word about the benefits of the StreetSafe teen driver safety program is spreading across the Triad and classes are filling up faster every month. Since StreetSafe came to the Piedmont Triad almost 5 years ago, the number of students getting this life saving experience has grown to over 145 during peak months.
There are a number of options for parents that can help their teens become safer drivers but what makes StreetSafe so unique is that the program was created and taught by emergency first responders. These are those professionals that work every day in keeping our roads safe and are there when tragedy occurs. They know first hand why accidents occur and are passionate about educating young drivers on how they can avoid making dangerous mistakes behind the wheel.
This four hour event focuses on the most common mistakes teen drivers make and gives them the experience of what happens when these mistakes are made but in a safe environment. Behind the wheel exercises include learning about the dangers of driving too close, driving too fast in a turn, distracted driving and driving under the influence. Students have the opportunity to climb into a tractor trailer to see how limited a truck driver’s vision is and how to avoid the “No Zone”. They will also learn about how their decisions can cause tragedy in a split second.
The StreetSafe teen driving program is offered monthly at Western Guilford High School in Greensboro, NC. The next event will be Saturday, March 8th. The 9am session is full and there is still room for the 2PM session. Register here.
Paramount Insurance is proud to support the StreetSafe teen driving program and believe that this program is saving lives!