More Free Defensive Driving Classes Available to Midwest Teens Thanks to Kia and B.R.A.K.E.S
More teens in the Midwest will have the chance to become better, more responsible drivers thanks to the partnership of B.R.A.K.E.S and Kia Motors America. The automaker and the nonprofit organization, Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe, just announced the expansion of its training classes.
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“The support Kia and its dealers have provided for the B.R.A.K.E.S. program is invaluable,” said multi-time-Top-Fuel-drag-racing-champion-turned-road-safety-advocate Doug Herbert, who founded the charity after the tragic loss of his two teenage sons in a car crash. “Car crashes are the number-one cause of death among teens, but working with Kia and our other supporters to continue to expand our schedule of schools, we’re confident that we can help prevent injuries, save lives and make our roads safer for everyone.”
B.R.A.K.E.S offers teens defensive driving classes, and Kia supplies the vehicles. For the classes, Kia, the Official Vehicle and presenting sponsor for the organization, delivers a fleet of 44 vehicles to be used by the students. With Kia’s financial support of the classes, students can attend the training for free.
“Kia is committed to safer driving and a key component is practical, hands-on advanced education to equip drivers with the knowledge and experience needed for dealing with real-life driving situations,” said Saad Chehab, vice president, Marketing Communications, Kia Motors America. “We continually strive to advance vehicle safety through engineering, but safety features alone do not make for a safer driver. The B.R.A.K.E.S. program helps Kia advance those values by providing teens and their parents with tools to make smart decisions while on the road.”
More than 30,000 teens have participated in the defensive driving training offered by B.R.A.K.E.S. since the organization started 10 years ago. Eager students (and their parents) should check out the U.S. B.R.A.K.E.S. schedule and register for training online.