The Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge young drivers program, which teaches defensive driving techniques to teen drivers aged 15-19, will kick off this Saturday in Indianapolis before moving on to stops in New Jersey, Michigan and Florida.
The program was developed in collaboration with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Motorsports Museum and B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe). With four sessions scheduled for April 9-10 at Lucas Oil Raceway outside of Indianpolis, local teen drivers will learn from a proven curriculum and high-caliber instructors provided by the B.R.A.K.E.S. organization, Fiat Chrysler says.
“The B.R.A.K.E.S. program has helped more than 15,000 kids learn safe driving techniques since 2008, and we’re very pleased to be able to help educate and save even more with the support of Mopar, Dodge and the NHRA Motorsports Museum,” said Doug Herbert, an NHRA Top Fuel champion who founded B.R.A.K.E.S. after losing his two sons in a road accident. “It’s important to all of us to have the opportunity to teach kids to be more conscientious and focused when behind the wheel, and give them the skills to avoid trouble.”
Other stops on the Road Ready circuit include Englishtown, New Jersey on April 23-24, Center Line, Michigan on April 30-May 1, Detroit, Michigan on May 14-15 and Bradenton, Florida on May 21-22. Classes are free to young drivers, however a $99 refundable registration deposit is required to secure a spot. Interest parents or guardians may register their teens at this link.