Kia and B.R.A.K.E.S. to Provide Free Teen Defensive Driving Training!!

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15-17 year olds worldwide.  To provide teenagers with the training and tools to be safe and responsible behind the wheel, Kia Motors America (KMA) and the B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) Teen Pro-Active Driving School are bringing the 501(c)(3) charity’s free advanced driver training to San Diego July 30-31. According to a recent study, the B.R.A.K.E.S. program reduces the accident rate of teen drivers by approximately 64% in their first three years of driving.

Put on the brakes

The B.R.A.K.E.S. curriculum includes advanced, behind-the-wheel training from professional driving instructors using Kia provided vehicles.  Training includes: skid control, distracted driving awareness, panic stopping (ABS activation), drop-wheel recovery and car control.

Together, we can help save lives by preparing teens for the hazardous conditions they will face while on the road.  Founder of B.R.A.K.E.S. and former NHRA Top Fuel drag racer, Doug Herbert, and representatives from Kia are available for interviews.

If you or someone you know has a teen, enrollment is still open.  Reserve a seat today at


  • Kate Sarsfield

    With Ireland making it even harder for young drivers to pass their test, thankfully the numbers killed has dropped considerably in that age group. Now the victims are mainly in the over 70 age group. I guess habits of a lifetime are hard to break.

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    With proper education and experience, young drivers are less likely to develop poor driving habits that will lead to an increase in the number of accidents, infractions, and tickets they get throughout their driving career.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Honestly, I think if I had a teenager, they would not drive until they had taken a course like this. It’s scary on the roads out there.


    We have a similar scheme here in Ireland that is mandatory before gaining a learner’s permit. Learner drivers must display a L sticker and always be accompanied by an experienced and insured driver. Even when they pass their test, they have to display a N sticker (novice driver). All these, along with the terribly expensive insurance we have here, have helped to bring down the young driver fatality rate.

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