The Mopar Road Ready Teen Driving program will roll into Center Line, Michigan this week for the fifth stop on the program’s calendar. Unfortunately, if you’ve yet to sign your child up for the Center Line, Michigan stop, you’re out of luck, as all four of the sessions scheduled for October 8t hand 9th have been filled.
Mopar’s Teen Driving Program aims to teach safe and defensive driving techniques to drivers between the ages of 15 and 19 with a learner’s permit, driver’s license and at least 30 hours of driving experience. The program’s curriculum is proven and developed by the B.R.A.K.E.S (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) organization, which is the brainchild of former NHRA drag racer Doug Herbert.
“We’re happy to return to Metro Detroit and once again provide teen drivers with critical skills and strategies for the road,” said FCA head of parts and service, Pietro Gorlier. “The Mopar brand loves being fast at the track, but it’s even more important to stay safe on the streets. This is why we continue to support this important initiative to educate and empower teens with tools and the hands-on experience that will help keep them safe on the road.”
“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,” added FCA passenger car brand boss Tim Kuniskis. “The ‘Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge’ program gives new teen drivers the opportunity to learn important driving skills, gain valuable experience behind the wheel and fall in love with driving in the process.”
All Mopar Road Ready programs include both in car and classroom instruction. Instructors teach drivers core driving and safety topics such as proper seat positioning, hand positioning and basic vehicle dynamics before teaching them accident avoidance (slalom), distraction, panic stop, wheel drop and wet skid pad driving techniques out on the track.
For more information, visit Mopar’s dedicated Road Ready hub.