This is the same clinic that took place in December at Bristol Regional. It provides the missing link between basic driver education and critical accident avoidance skills.
"Teens need to know what to expect when the unexpected happens to them," said Beverly Tester, local clinic organizer and trauma registrar at Bristol Regional. "This course teaches accident avoidance but also prepares teens on what to do in the case of an emergency situation."
Consider these national statistics:
At the clinic, instructors will teach teens and their parents how to instinctively respond in emergency driving situations. The Florida Department of Transportation says Car Control Clinic graduates have 77 percent fewer crashes than their peers.
A classroom session will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, in the Walnut, Willow and Spruce conference rooms on the ground floor of Bristol Regional. Then, on Saturday, March 24, or Sunday, March 25, from 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. or 1-5:15 p.m., registrants will participate in a four-hour driving scenario at the hospital.
The cost is $179. A parent must be present at all times, and students need a learner's permit or driver's license.
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