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Grand Prix New York Sponsors 'SurviveTheDrive' Classes

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Grand Prix New York and SurvivetheDrive have come together again to ensure that teens everywhere are making smart decisions behind the wheel.

The Mount Kisco raceway first partnered with SurvivetheDrive in 2011 to spread a message of safety to teenage drivers. In early November, GPNY sponsored four health classes for 100 students at Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Bob Green, President and trainer of SurvivetheDrive, presented students with the reality and responsibility of operating a car.

“Few folks recognize that car crashes are the leading cause of traumatic violence, injury and fatality, in our communities and the world. The human toll exceeds the expense,” said Green. “No one thinks it will be their own error, whether wrongful, unintentional or inadvertent. The kids are the most vulnerable to make these mistakes, the car can’t crash itself.”

Well known for his passionate presentations, Green shared his extensive knowledge on how important it is to master safe driving at an early age. “We provide, for them, an hour of extra attention, some extra effort to prevent these tragedies,” he said.

Through the use of PowerPoint slide shows, personal narratives and graphic demonstrations Green has taught thousands of students about safe driving.

“Grand Prix New York recognizes the importance of encouraging young adults to drive safely, especially at a time when there is so much out there that can distract drivers, said GPNY Vice President Nat Mundy. “SurvivetheDrive is doing something phenomenal for teens, and we are honored to be a part of

Grand Prix New York is located at 333 North Bedford Road in Mount Kisco, N.Y.

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