Connect with us

Event - NDOT and B.R.A.K.E.S. Team Up for Teen Driving Safety Event at Lincoln Airport

DATE: Sat, Jul 20 - 8:00 am - Sun, Jul 21 - 3:00 pm

ADDRESS: 3401 W. Mathis St. Lincoln, NE Lincoln, NE  68524

WEBSITE: putonthebrakes.org

PHONE: (704) 720-3806

June 26, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) — For the second year in a row, B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office and the Nebraska Safety Council, will be offering their Teen Pro-Active Driving School. This free program, designed to save young lives, will take place at the Lincoln Airport on July 20-21, 2024.

B.R.A.K.E.S., founded by NHRA drag racing star Doug Herbert after the devastating loss of his sons in a tragic car crash, is dedicated to transforming teenage driving habits. This three-hour, hands-on driving school is not just another class; it's a life-saving experience focusing on critical skills like crash avoidance, drop wheel recovery, managing distractions, panic stopping, and mastering car control and skid recovery. 

Car crashes are among the leading causes of death among teens. Graduates of this program are 64 percent less likely to get into a crash within their first three years after completing the B.R.A.K.E.S. program. So far in 2024, Nebraska has had 100 fatalities in 88 crashes, with a staggering 80 percent of occupants not wearing seatbelts. This event is a vital opportunity to reverse these alarming trends by equipping young drivers and their parents with the knowledge and skills to stay safe on the road.

What: Teen Pro-Active Driving School
When:
 Saturday, July 20, 2024, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 Sunday, July 21, 2024, 8:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Airport, 3401 W. Mathis St., Lincoln, NE 68524
Who:
 B.R.A.K.E.S.
 Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office
 Nebraska Safety Council