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SURVIVE THE DRIVE "BEHIND THE WHEEL" Participants Learn the "Fun"damentals of Defensive Driver Training.
LAKEVILLE, CT - JUNE 30, 2015 Individuals, parents and teens (some from as far away as New Jersey) put their driving skills and their vehicles to the test this past Thursday at the first Survive the Drive "Behind the Wheel" Defensive Driver Training Course at Lime Rock Park.
Defensive Driver Training
Survive the Drive now offering Hands-On Defensive Driver Training
Bob Green interview on WFSB Better Connecticut 3/31/2014
Public Survive the Drive presentation April 9, 6-8pm, On Track KArting, Brookfield, CT
‘Survive the Drive’ event teaches driving safety to Torrington students
By Morgan Skovich, For The Register Citizen
Police crack down on distracted driving
Dirk Perrefort - newstimes.com Published 10:41 pm, Saturday, August 10, 2013
Lime Rock Park, Skip Barber Racing School Host 'Yankee Beemers' Charity Benefit
The ‘Bimmerfest’ - ‘2013 Climb to the Clouds’ Benefit for ‘SurvivetheDrive’
From June 29-30 thirty five BMW owners, led by Lime Rock Park’s BMW 550i pace car, braved the perilous climb up, and descended back down, New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, the Northeast’s highest peak.
Survive the Drive benefit at Jeep's Go Topless Event
Sponsored by Brewer Brothers and Jim's Garage
Jeep Event to benefit Survive the Drive Canaan, CT this Saturday, May 18, 2013
Next Stop Brian Donovan on Survive the Drive's Spring 2013 Garage Tour
Engineering and Design Meet at the Kent Bain Garage Tour Event
By Tim Healey
Kent Bain's - Next Stop On Survive the Drive Garage Tour this Saturday, April 20, 2-4pm
Chance to look "under hood" at vintage car garages
The Lakeville Journal March 28, 2013
By Asher Pavel
Congratulations to Survive the Drive Team Member, Sam Posey
Keeping a Secret from Sam Posey - By Rick Roso
Survive the Drive offers tour of Elite Car Facilities
Don Breslauer's Garage, March 23, 2013
By: Tim Healey
Survive the Drive Represented at NATIONAL Conference in Washington D.C.
Survive the Drive's Executive Director Bob Green, has been asked to take his Teen Driver Safety program to the national level.
Spots limited for Chris Dyson shop tour Nov 17 Call now
Survive the Drive bids farewell to long time friend and colleague, John Fitch. God Speed Dear Friend
Public Welcome to Sherman CT Presentation
November 8, 2012. 7pm - 8:30pm
Sam Poseys Kicks Off Garage Tour 2012
Sam Posey's was the first of three Garages on the Survive the Drive Garage Tour 2012
Bikers Allowed Back on the Track
BMW Motorcycles Gather at Lime Rock. Lime Rock Park played host to the southern New England motorcycle club, "Yankee Beemers", who assembled a 50 participant weekend camp-out to raise awareness of distracted driver fatalities among our nations teens. The club donated 100% of their weekend camp out event proceeds to the not-for-profit organization Survive the Drive.
By Bud Wilkinson, Republican-American
Caddie Shack, Canaan, CT supporting Survive the Drive - Teen Driver Safety Program.
Benefit Car Wash Saturday July 14th, 11am to 1pm
Vote for us on August 16th
click on link to pledge
Sobering presentation on Driving Safety staged for HVRHS Students
Students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School peered at the remains of a Chevrolet Cavalier that was deliberately crashed into a concrete barrier as part of a road safety assembly on May 11.
By Patrick L. Sullivan
Bob Green appointed to CT DMV Committee on Teen Safe Driving
Press Release - Lakeville, Ct – May 9, 2012
Tracy Walton, Bob Green, Lt. Paul Vance
Tracy Walton concert kicked off Survive the Drive S.A.V.E.S. Teens nationwide campaign
Media Tools for S.A.V.E.S. Teens Campaign Launch
Please find links to the right for several resources including radio, print and club participation events.
April 4, 2012 Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT 7pm Tracy Walton concert to benefit S.A.V.E.S. Teens
FOX CT TV Live Morning News March 28, 2012

Infinity Hall April 4, 2012 S.A.V.E.S. and Tracy Walton Club Charity Challenge kick-off event
Press Release
Connecticut Scores Poorly on Driver Safety; Crashes and Fatalities
By Bob Green, Director, SurvivetheDrive.org
Between the Lines
by Shelley Krohnengold, Challenge Editor CVR PCA (Connecticut Valley Region Porsche Club of America) Magazine
Bob Green Presents to ACES Transportation testimonial
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Bob Green on FOX TV CT morning news interview with Erika Arias
click here to view
or cut and paste link http://www.ctnow.com/videobeta/75b2ac8c-e629-4b9d-814e-a9d33e000fa8/News/Survive-The-Drive-10-11
May We Have Your Attention, Please?
Autoweek article by Don Klein DWD Challenges DWI As Leading Cause of Teen Accidents
Bob Green, President of Survive the Drive will be attending the 2011 Distracted Driving Summit
Survive the Drive exhibit dates coming up
Stop by our booths for information on how you can help Survive the Drive educate our teens on driver safety and pick up your free bracelet at Lime Rock Parks "Modifieds" on Sept. 16th and 17th. http://www.limerock.com/index.php and at the Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance on Sunday the 18th http://www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com/
from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Safe Routes "Back to School"
CT Department of Transportation News Release 8/26/2100
Click on link for Back to School road safety http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?A=1373&Q=485200
Truth About Consequences
Race car driver teaches teens driving safety
Republican-American: By Ruth Epstein
The Better Way to Drive
Lakeville Journal CT
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Better Connecticut TV Show on WFSB TV Scott Haney Interviews Bob Green
Bob Has Tips To 'Survive The Drive' This Prom, Graduation Season. Bob Green from Survive The Drive talks about some things students should keep in mind before getting behind the wheel.
‘Survive the Drive’ teaches students the dangers of distracted driving.
The Register Citizen, Torrington, CT
The Dangers of Texting While Driving
A U.K. Public Service Video
WFSB-TV Coverage of Student Driver Safety
WFSB-TV Coverage of Student Driver Safety
Podcast of Bob Green on the radio AM 1020 WHDD
Podcast of Bob Green on the radio AM 1020 WHDD
Sending our kids out into traffic, Oops, I had an accident.
The Chronicle for DE Professionals: By Bob Green, SurvivetheDrive

SURVIVE THE DRIVE "BEHIND THE WHEEL" Participants Learn the "Fun"damentals of Defensive Driver Training.
LAKEVILLE, CT - JUNE 30, 2015 Individuals, parents and teens (some from as far away as New Jersey) put their driving skills and their vehicles to the test this past Thursday at the first Survive the Drive "Behind the Wheel" Defensive Driver Training Course at Lime Rock Park.

Survive the Drive President and Executive Director, Bob Green introduced participants to Survive the Drive with an informational and Distracted Driving Talk in a Chalet classroom overlooking the beautiful setting of Lime Rock Park. "Traditional Driver's Education and DMV teach the rules of the road and teach their students how to drive a car. What they don't teach are emergency techniques that may someday save a life. Car crashes are the leading cause of traumatic violence; fatality and injury nationwide and in our communities. We have to do more to prevent these tragedies", said Green. 32,719 individuals perished in car crashes in 2014, 2,300,000+ were hospitalized (U.S., NHTSA).

From the class room, participants took to the asphalt in their personal vehicles. Not only did they realize the potential/limitations of their driving capabilities, they learned how the newly developed electronic driver assists can help them out in an emergency . . . or not . . . these change the dynamics and handling capacity of the cars they will drive every day. Station 1, the Tire Station. A tutorial was offered on where to look to find their vehicles' suggested tire pressure, how to use a tire gauge and how to inflate their tires. Station 2, Skid Pad - hosed down by a big red fire truck, participants learned practical Skid Causes, Recovery and Prevention. Station 3, Braking - lined by cones to simulate lanes, they participated in Emergency Braking, Turning Exercises and Crash Avoidance Maneuvers. Station 4, Obstacle Course - putting it all together, participants maneuvered their way around the Obstacle Course missing simulated collisions (orange cones) to learn Vehicle Balance Control. After the driving exercises, participants were greeted back at the Chalet for a thoughtful recap of the day's events and each received a Certificate of Completion. All driving exercises were conducted under professional supervision and speeds were regulated to typical local roadway speeds.


- My daughter was so scared about driving on the skid pad. I'm so glad she did it and had the chance to feel a skid in a controlled situation. She was also very glad she tried it and was able to overcome her fear. - My son thought the classroom instructor was great and presented the info in a casual, yet engaging way. He said so often serious info is presented to kids by adults in a way that turns them off. He especially appreciated the instructors easy manner. - OMG I cannot thank you enough, my son had an awesome experience!!!! You put a big smile on my his face!!! - Thank you to everyone at Survive the Drive for running such a great program. I learned from everything that I was taught. I really appreciate the fact that this kind of program is running and available to my friends and me. My dad and I had a lot of fun. Thank you again!

About SurvivetheDrive: Survive the Drive is an independent, not for profit, educational resource that provides risk awareness presentations and hands-on defensive driver training to individuals, schools and community groups. For more information, contact Lori at 860-806-3042, loriz@survivethedrive.org, and visit their website at www.survivethedrive.org.

About Lime Rock Park: Lime Rock Park, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been "New England's Road Racing Home" since its opening in 1957, in Connecticut's celebrated Northwest Corner - approximately halfway between New York City and Boston. Learn more at www.limerock.com.

The program cost is $299 per 1/2 day with morning and afternoon sessions available. Pre-registration/payment is required. Participants (of all ages) must possess and present a valid DMV permit or drivers license. Future dates (fill very quickly) will be announced shortly. Call and reserve your seats now. Don't miss this opportunity

Article by: Lori Demaraies Photos by: Randy McKee and Lori Demaraies



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