Boardman class teaching safety for new drivers

Boardman class teaching safety for new drivers


That’s why a group created a course focusing on real life driving scenarios… you may not plan for. First News Reporter Tim Neptune went out to Boardman Park to see for himself. He’s got the story. Young drivers put their street-smarts to the test today in Boardman Park. Tire Rack Street Survival held a course today where drivers could practice real- world skills in their own vehicles. The program teaches youth on braking, skidding and much more. Parents who signed up their child say it’s well-worth a few hours of their day. JIM ROSENBERG PARENT 2:38:06 – 2:38:11 “A DAYS WORTH OF, YA KNOW, EDUCATION, NEVER TOO MUCH. SO, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GREAT.” Drivers worked with professionals on courses made up in the parking lot. The exercises mimic real-world driving situations in a controlled environment. The life-lesson gives parents peace of mind… 2:37:13 – 2:37:24 “YOU ARE ALWAYS TENTATIVE WHEN YOUR KIDS GET IN THE CAR. YA KNOW, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BE WITH THEM ALL THE TIME. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE SHE HAS ALL THE TOOLS THAT SHE NEEDS TO DRIVE SAFELY. THAT’S REALLY IT.” Another parent I spoke with says it teaches her son how to better react when facing a real situation. NANCY ROUSSOS PARENT 6:11:34 – 6:11:43 “THERE’S SOME THINGS YOU JUST CAN’T POSSIBLY ANTICIPATE, YA KNOW. SO, HOPEFULLY IT’LL HELP HIM MAKE BETTER DECISIONS, QUICK DECISIONS.” Tim stand up : “ONE YOUNG DRIVER I SPOKE WITH SAYS HE NOW FEELS BETTER PREPARED FOR WHAT MAY HAPPEN ON THE ROADS.” JASON ROUSSOS YOUNG DRIVER 6:12:39 – 6:12:43 “IF I EVER ENCOUNTER A SITUATION LIKE THAT, I’LL KNOW WHAT TO DO.” He says he feels better knowing what his car is capable of. 6:12:23 – 6:12:28 “IT FELT PRETTY LIBERATING ACTUALLY TO BE ABLE TO FEEL WHAT THE CAR COULD ACTUALLY DO.” And realizing how much they can handle in the driver’s seat. Reporting in Boardman, Tim Neptune, WKBN 27 First News. Two local business women are teaming up to get more women in

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