FIRST TIME DRIVERS LEARN DANGERS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING, MAINTENANCE TIPS, EMERGENCY BASICS
March 12, 2013(Gilbert, AZ). Deaths of teen drivers jumped in early 2012 and a local automotive expert is reaching out to first time drivers conducting a car care clinic to give them viable solutions on safety skills with a focus on texting and driving. An ER nurse manager from Banner Health Systems will also be there to share the accidents and fatalities they see with teens. The Scared Safe Teen Driving Clinic is Saturday, March 16 at 9am at Desert Car Care 1655 W. Guadalupe, Gilbert. For more information visit http://www.desertcarcare.com/car-care-clinics/.
According to the MVD of Arizona, 50% of recently licensed teens get into a collision their first year. Teenagers are 26 times more likely to send text messages while driving than their parents expect and they read or send a text at least once every time they drive.
“I have a teenage daughter who just started driving and some of my staff have first time drivers,” states Frank Leutz. “When we saw the recent teen driving and fatality statistics, it opened our eyes. The texting issue is a huge problem which we know firsthand and the more awareness we can give them the better chances they have to be safe.”
- Dangers of driving while texting and other distractions: – texting, drinking, other passengers, eating etc.
- Basic Vehicle Maintenance Information: What maintenance needs to be done and when? Oil changes, tires, tune-ups, fluid components etc.
- Emergency Preparedness Basics: Anti-lock brakes, skids, tire blowouts and mechanical failures can happen at any time. You need to be prepared to handle them.
Desert Car Care Service Centers are a leader in the automotive industry with award winning shops in Chandler and Gilbert. ASE Certified Master technicians at all locations. We use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology and provide you with warranties on both parts and labor. Service excellence and long term relationships are our driving force. Desert Car Care Centers named “Best Places to Work 2012” by the Phoenix Business Journal, 2012, “Top Shops” 2012 nominee in Motor Age Magazine, members of NAPRO (Network of Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals), ASA (Automotive Service Association of Arizona), IATN (International Automotive Technicians Network) and the BBB (Better Business Bureau). For more information visit http://www.desertcarcare.com/car-care-clinics/.