Mopar and Dodge BRAKES driving school gets four locations
Teens 15-19 years are welcome, parents are encourage to join
The “Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge” teen defensive driving program is back for 2016. The driving school for 15-19 year olds will hit four locations east of the Mississippi this spring.
“We are excited to continue the program in 2016 and to assist in training even more teens on the skills they need to stay safe behind the wheel,” said Pietro Gorlier, head of parts and service for Mopar. “By teaming up with the Dodge brand and through sponsorship from the FCA Foundation, we are empowering new drivers with education and experience that will last a lifetime.”
The four stops include Indianapolis, April 9-10; Englishtown, New Jersey, April 23-24; two stops in Center Line, Michigan, April 30-May 1 and May 14-15; and finally Sarasota, Florida May 21-22.
“The Dodge brand wants all drivers to experience that visceral feeling that makes them fall in love with driving, and that includes making sure they feel comfortable in all driving situations,” said Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America.
Students will be taught by instructors from the B.R.A.K.E.S. (be responsible and keep everyone safe) organization, which combines classroom training and on-road exercises. The class will include a companion component for a parent or guardian, and they will actually take part in the class.
Topics and exercises include proper seating and hand positioning, vehicle dynamics, accident avoidance, distraction tests, panic stops, wheel drop and wet skid pad.
The important part? Dodge and Mopar are making the class free to all. You will have to put down a refundable $99 to reserve your spot, but that’s it. After the class you can either pick up your check or donate it to B.R.A.K.E.S.
Go to mopar.com/road-ready/register to sign up.