CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Grand Prix New York (GPNY) and SurvivetheDrive have come together again to ensure that teens are making smart decisions behind the wheel.
The Mount Kisco indoor raceway first partnered with SurvivetheDrive in 2011 to spread a message of safety to teenage drivers. In early November, GPNY sponsored four health classes for 100 students at Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor.
Bob Green, president and trainer of SurvivetheDrive, presented students with the reality and responsibility of operating a car.
“Few folks recognize that car crashes are the leading cause of traumatic violence, injury and fatality, in our communities and the world. The human toll exceeds the expense,” said Green.
“No one thinks it will be their own error, whether wrongful, unintentional or inadvertent. The kids are the most vulnerable to make these mistakes, the car can’t crash itself.”
Green shared his extensive knowledge on how important it is to master safe driving at an early age. Through the use of PowerPoint slide shows, personal narratives and graphic demonstrations Green has taught thousands of students about safe driving.
“Grand Prix New York recognizes the importance of encouraging young adults to drive safely, especially at a time when there is so much out there that can distract drivers, said Nat Mundy, GPNY vice president
“SurvivetheDrive is doing something phenomenal for teens, and we are honored to be a part of it.”
Visit www.survivethedrive.org for more information.
For more information about GPNY, visit its website at www.gpny.com.