(This is a 4 hour hands-on course)
B.R.A.K.E.S Teen Pro-Active Driving School is a four-hour program that partners your teen with professional driving instructors to teach the skills of defensive driving in a controlled, hands-on environment.
This life-saving experience is fun for your teen and they will leave with a great level of confidence. The bonus is that parents are offered a chance to get behind the wheel and experience some of the same courses as the teens.
If the school is free why do I need to send in a $99 refundable deposit?
B.R.A.K.E.S. classes are free to all, but we require a $99 refundable deposit via check to secure your reservation. This deposit is necessary simply to ensure that families show up to the class. Without it, the percentage of NO SHOWS increases significantly.
NO SHOWS waste valuable charity resources, including the cost of vehicles, professional instructors, and volunteers that B.R.A.K.E.S. assembles for each program to ensure that the experience will exceed all expectations. Worse, NO SHOWS deprive other teens and parents that are waiting for the opportunity to attend the B.R.A.K.E.S. driving experience.
Your $99 check is not cashed. It will be brought to the class for which you registered and, at your request, returned to you at the completion of the class – though many attendees choose to leave their deposit as a donation after class.
If, however, you do not show up for the class, your $99 deposit is forfeited, and your check will be cashed and deposited.
Secure a spot in a B.R.A.K.E.S. class please make your $99 per person check payable to B.R.A.K.E.S.
The classes offered this weekend are partially funded by the Office of Traffic Safety of California. Due to regulations we can only except payment in the form of a personal check. Please note that if we do not receive your check in our office by March 26, 2018 you will be placed on a first come first serve basis only.
B.R.A.K.E.S. is a 501(c)3 charity organization. Our mission is to prevent injuries and save lives by training and educating teenage drivers and their parents. 86% of all donated funds go directly to the B.R.A.K.E.S. driving program. Just 8% of funds are used for administration and 6% for fundraising.
What do I do if classes are FULL?
If classes are FULL, click the "Waitlist Button" and you will be notified via email of any openings.
Do teens need to show proof of ID to enter the event?
Yes. Teens MUST bring their valid Permit or Driver's License to participate in our program.
Have teens take a cell phone photo of their ID as a backup.
What cars are used for the driving courses?
We use our school fleet (supplied by our sponsor, Kia Motors America).
Can I RESCHEDULE my teen?
Certainly, Login and check on class availability to reschedule.
What is the refund/cancellation policy?
If you are cancelling a class we must be notified by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 8:30am EST, on the Tuesday before your Saturday/Sunday class, otherwise we will keep your deposit as a donation to BRAKES and a Tax Donation letter will be emailed to you.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
The BRAKES Office: email@example.com or call 704-720-3806
Thank You and we look forward to seeing you and your teen at BRAKES!