Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Free Teen Car Clinic

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of fatality for U.S. teen, accounting for more that one in three deaths.  Due to their lack of experience, young people are at greater rick for traffic crashes resulting in injury and death.  In recognition of these facts, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Facility plans to offer a free Teen Car Control Clinic.  Considering that 71% of teenage motor vehicle crashes in our region are due to loss of control, the clinic will provide young drivers a chance to hone their skills and prepare themselves for dangerous situations that may arise on the road.  The clinic will include both an classroom session and behind the wheel exercises.  During the in-car portion of the clinic students will be familiarized with proper braking concepts, vehicle weight transfer and cornering, and unexpected lane changes.

The clinic will be held on Saturday, April 21 or Sunday April 22 from 8 am till 4:30 pm.

This is a free clinic, but pre-registration is required by April 13th.  To register call (608) 775-2011.  A parent/guardian must attend the course with their teen (permit and licensed drivers 15 to 19 years).

If you would like more information clinic brochures are available at the student information desk or online at:  http://www.gundluth.org/teencar

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