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Safer IS Better!

The National Corvette Museum now offers a series of drivers' education courses to help teens and adults become safer drivers.

Andy Bolig - September 19, 2011 03:35 PM

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The National Corvette Musuem is helping future enthusiasts become better drivers by investing in technology for training and offering free courses.

Each course is tailored to a specific audience. The Pre-Drivers' course (Teens age 14-15) is for students working towards their driver’s permit. It will cover basic driving techniques and maneuvering, permit test related information, introduction to driving hazards, the dangers of texting and drinking while driving, and learning to read a map! This course involves classroom sessions, driving simulators, and an outdoor DUI autocross demonstration. The course is five hours in length and includes a lunch break and rest breaks.

There's also a New Driver Development course for those ages 16 and up with a permit or driver's license, as well as newly-licensed drivers. It will cover driving techniques such as parallel parking, city and rural driving hazards, adverse weather conditions, two wheel drop off recovery and the dangers of texting and drinking while driving, just to name a few! There will also be a car care session where students will learn to change a flat tire, check oil and other fluids. This course involves classroom sessions, driving simulators, and an outdoor DUI autocross demonstration. The course is five hours in length and includes a lunch break and rest breaks.

The Pre-Drivers' course will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 10am-3pm and the New Drivers' course is on Wednesday, October 5, 10am-3pm. A 30-minute lunch break will be taken during the course. Students may bring a sack lunch, or lunch may be purchased from the on-site Corvette Cafe. These courses are offered free by the National Corvette Museum but space is limited and pre-registration is required by visiting the NCM website at www.corvettemuseum.org. For more information, please contact Jackie Utzler at 270-467-8852 or by emailing jackie@corvettemuseum.org. For more information on the driving simulators, goto: www.corvettemuseum.org/simulators

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