Toyota, Parents, and Teens work Together to Promote Safe Driving

Yesterday my blog focused on “How to Choose a Car for Your Teen”. Today’s focus will be on safe driving for teens and what parents can do to help their teens. Toyota, the largest automaker in the world, created a program titled “Toyota Driving Expectations”. This program is “designed to empower and educate teens and parents about driving and road safety through a unique combination of interactive hands on sessions and simulated defensive driving exercises”.

The program has four main goals for teens and parents:

* Learn defensive driving behaviors
* Identify the dangerous driving situations that they face daily
* Know what vehicles are capable of
* Understand the relationship between distraction and reaction time

To learn more about the Toyota Driving Expectations program, watch the YouTube video below.


What do you think? How will you help your teen become a safe driver?

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Mike has roots in the automotive service industry. He began diagnosing and fixing cars at a young age in his family’s service station. He has worked in automotive parts supply stores, towing companies, and service facilities. After graduating from St. Cloud State University (MN) with a Bachelor’s degree, he implemented and taught a basic car care program at the high school level. During work on his Master’s degree at Illinois State University (IL), he was a curriculum specialist on a National Science Foundation project where he co-authored ten integrated mathematics, science, and technology books designed for team teaching. Mike has also supervised teachers in Career and Technology Education as a school system administrator.

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