Grand Prix New York Sponsors SurviveTheDrive® Classes and Walter Panas High School
Posted by Tom on 12/18/2013
Grand Prix New York and SurvivetheDrive have come together again to ensure that teens everywhere are making smart decisions behind the wheel. The Mount Kisco raceway first partnered with SurvivetheDrive® in 2011 to spread a message of safety to teenage drivers. In early November, GPNY sponsored 4 health classes for 100 students at Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor, NY.
Bob Green, President and trainer of SurvivetheDrive®, presented students with the reality and responsibility of operating a car. “Few folks recognize that car crashes are the leading cause of traumatic violence, injury and fatality, in our communities and the world. The human toll exceeds the expense,” said Green. “No one thinks it will be their own error, whether wrongful, unintentional or inadvertent. The kids are the most vulnerable to make these mistakes, the car can’t crash itself.”
Well known for his passionate presentations, Green shared his extensive knowledge on how important it is to master safe driving at an early age. “We provide, for them, an hour of extra attention, some extra effort to prevent these tragedies,” he said. Through the use of PowerPoint slide shows, personal narratives and graphic demonstrations Green has taught thousands of students about safe driving.
“Grand Prix New York recognizes the importance of encouraging young adults to drive safely, especially at a time when there is so much out there that can distract drivers, said GPNY Vice President Nat Mundy. “SurvivetheDrive is doing something phenomenal for teens, and we are honored to be a part of it.”
Grand Prix New York is located at 333 N Bedford Road in Mt. Kisco, New York.
SurvivetheDrive® is an independent not-for-profit, educational organization educating drivers of all ages, particularly vulnerable and inexperienced teenage drivers, about the often hideous and everlasting results of inattentive driving. SurvivetheDrive® motivates and informs teenage drivers, through comprehensive presentations, to understand their own vulnerability and imprint safe driving attitudes, behaviors and techniques. Their goal is to save lives and make communities safer environments in which to live and work. Visit www.survivethedrive.org for more information.
Grand Prix New York Racing (GPNY) is the only large indoor racing, social entertainment, and corporate event venue in the New York City metropolitan area. Centrally located in the village of Mount Kisco New York, GPNY is a unique 118,000-square foot facility that offers a quarter-mile long state of the art racetrack for all ages; Spins Bowl (a 19-lane bowling center with special event services); Fuel Restaurant and Bar, with award-winning catering, an arcade, carnival room, banquet facility, conference rooms and more. GPNY is actively involved in community outreach and fundraising efforts. Since its inception in 2008, GPNY has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities by hosting high-profile fundraising events. For more information about GPNY, visit their website at www.gpny.com.