As B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) continues to spread its safe driving message to more and more communities across the country, the widely acclaimed Teen Pro-Active Driving Schools have given over 15,000 teenagers greater levels of concentration, focus, and driving skills when behind the wheel. These intensive weekend programs are free of charge and on May 16th & 17th , B.R.A.K.E.S. will be setting up shop at the former Alameda Point Naval Base in Alameda, CA, marking the first time this non-profit (c)(3) organization has visited Northern California and the San Francisco Bay area.
“This is going to be special for me,” says Doug Herbert, B.R.A.K.E.S. founder and the father of two sons, 17-year-old Jon and 12-year-old James, who were killed in a devastating head-on collision in 2008.
“I grew up in California, as did our B.R.A.K.E.S. driving school director Matt Reilly so returning there with the opportunity to help teenage drivers make safer decisions and increase their skill levels while on the road takes on greater meaning. We hope to see a big turnout at Alameda in May to make our first experience in the Bay area the kind of success we expect.”
Kia Motors is a proud supporter of B.R.A.K.E.S., and have been instrumental in bringing the Teen Pro-Active Driving Schools to Northern California.
“We’ve been getting tremendous support from all of our sponsors and corporate partners,” says Herbert. “Kia Motors has been instrumental in helping us to make safer drivers out of our kids and to prevent other families from suffering the heartbreak my family did.”
Teenage drivers with either a driver’s license or learner’s permit with at least 30 hours of driving experience are eligible to register for the instructional program which consists of classroom orientation and demanding hands-on exercises taught by B.R.A.K.E.S.’ highly-skilled professional instructors. Parents are also required to participate in the program which is offered at no cost.
Please register at www.putonthebrakes.org/schedule
Classes usually fill up fast so register now to insure a place for your teenager(s).