Manheim Pennsylvania Auto Auction is hosting a safe driving course geared toward teens that will feature hands-on defensive driving education.
Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe (B.R.A.K.E.S.) will be held July 23-24 and consists of two four-hour sessions for nearly 160 teens throughout Lancaster County, according to Manheim.
“We’ve been proud to support this meaningful event for the past four years, and each year the turnout exceeds our expectations,” said Joey Hughes, vice president and general manager of Manheim Pennsylvania. “As a leader in the auto industry, we want to do our part to contribute to practices that promote education, awareness and safe driving.”
The driving school is open to motorist’s aged 15 to 19 who possess a valid learner’s permit or driver’s license and have at least 30 hours of driving experience. Training consists of a half-hour classroom lecture followed by five hands-on exercises, including accident avoidance, off-road recovery, distracted driving, panic stop, and skid control.
“B.R.A.K.E.S. is dedicated to helping teens make safer decisions while on the road and preparing them for the hazardous conditions they will inevitably face,” said Doug Herbert, founder of B.R.A.K.E.S. “Working with partners like Manheim, we look forward to bringing the training back to Lancaster County as well as to new cities in an effort to reduce teen driving accidents nationwide.”