The Annual Winter Safe Driving Program for local teens has been rescheduled for Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 at the Beaver Valley Community Centre in Thornbury.

Each session runs from 9 AM to about 3:30 PM and there will be room for 12 participants each day for a total of 24 participants.

Participants must have a G1 licence and the program is being provided free of cost to all local teens.

Students that would like to participate can contact Sherri at G. B. C. S. at 519-538-1680 ext.521.

Course Outline

Introduction to winter driving problems

Modern automotive technology – how it affects your driving

How to start moving safely on slippery roads

Stopping safely – even in a panic situation

Preventing skids because it is easier than skid control

Understeer skids (front wheel)

Oversteer skids (rear wheel)

Out of control spins

Collision Avoidance – how to avoid other drivers

Black ice

Slush

Whiteouts

How to recognize when it is slippery

How to prepare for driving in winter

Students will be shown and have a chance to practice skid control and more importantly skid prevention with progressive in-class and in-vehicle training.

All exercises are designed to allow students to practice real winter driving scenarios. Instructors will use positive feedback and reassurance to help develop a healthy positive approach to safe winter driving.

A refundable $50 deposit Cheque must accompany each participants registration to ensure that they attend the program on their requested date.