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Do you remember your first time driving? I have to say I was pretty excited at the time. I can remember getting up early in the summer to take Driver’s Ed at my high school. The funny thing is, I took driver’s ed at school at a time when my family did not own a car. So, driver’s ed was my only time to get behind the wheel. It takes a great person to want to teach a car full of girls how to drive. Now that I am a teacher, I totally respect how challenging it must have been to teach those in the real world where accidents can happen. Oh, the stress!
I can hear my instructor now, “Keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.” The first time I drove, I barely touched the gas pedal. “Gas the car, gas the car!” he kept saying with a great deal of patience.
Back in the day it was hands at the 10 and two position. I recently learned at the New York International Car Show from Toyota that we are supposed to keep our hands in the 9 and 3 position. It is a much safer choice. It is this reason that I think safety clinics are super important. The rules change and sometimes we aren’t even aware. But, now is a great time to make our teens aware.
When I tried the Teen Drive 365 virtual simulator, it was a real eye opener for how many distractions there can be when driving. I found this tool to be a great way to help teens understand the dangers on the road.
Toyota’s Teen Driver Safety Clinics goal is to educate teens and parents.
You can sign up and attend the Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinics at your local dealership in NY and NJ.
Click here to find a Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic near you.