Kia Offers Courses for National Distracted Driver Awareness Month

April 17th, 2015 by

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April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month, the perfect reason for Kia to partner with the BRAKES organization. BRAKES, which stands for Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe, offers courses for teens and parents to learn strategies on how to become a better driver.

According to Kia, the courses include focus on things like Accident Avoidance, Distracted Driving, Off-Road Recovery, Car Control, and Emergency Situations. Because motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for 14-18 year olds, these courses help prevent accidents drastically.

“Kia is dedicated to making roads safer and giving back to the communities we call home,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of sales and marketing of Kia.  “We are determined to help reduce the number of distracted driving accidents by working with BRAKES. to provide teens with the tools they need to be safer, better trained drivers behind the wheel.”

Thanks to Kia’s partnership with BRAKES, the organization has been able to offer courses in 10 different states, teaching more than 15,000 students how to be safer drivers. The organization is touring the country the rest of the year, making it to Georgia at the end of November.