Chrysler Encourages Safe Teen Driving with Launch of “Mopar Road Ready”

Mopar and Chrysler have teamed up to create an advanced driver program for teen drivers nationwide. Tragically, automobile accidents are the number one cause of teen deaths every year in the U.S. To combat reckless and uneducated drivers and promote safe teen driving, the “Mopar Road Ready” driving program has been sponsored by The Chrysler Foundation and supported by Mopar.

The program will be available to teen drivers between the ages of 15 and 19 who have at least 30 hours of driving under their belts. The “Mopar Road Ready” program will consist of both classroom instruction and hands-on learning, with a student-instructor ratio of 3:1. The classroom portion will cover basic driving concepts and laws, while the hands-on portion will include five driving courses.

“Mopar is a brand that cares about and supports all its drivers, especially the youngest, and that is why we’ve teamed with the NHRA Motorsports Museum and B.R.A.K.E.S to develop the ‘Mopar Road Ready’ teen driver’s training program,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO, Mopar Service, Parts, and Customer Care in a recent news release. “You can’t put a price on safety, so along with the Chrysler Foundation, Mopar will be supporting this very worthwhile initiative with six free sessions for teenage drivers through select Mopar dealers.”

The program aims to reach 1,000 teen drivers and their parents, where both parties will actively engage in valuable defensive driving lessons on a closed course in a controlled environment. Three two-day sessions will be offered in Pomona, California (Feb 21-22), Gainesville, Florida (March 21-22) and Detroit, Michigan (May 2-5). The classes will be free to registered teens (and their guardians), and registration will begin in early 2015.

While these classes are certainly worth-while, the very best first step is to make sure your teen is driving a safe, dependable, and reliable car. Stop by Rothrock CDJR today to find the right car for your teen. Then keep an eye out for the “Mopar Road Ready” program registration to open in a few months.

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Terry Balliet is a Business Development Specialist at Rothrock Motor Sales.

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