Manheim Pennsylvania Hosts Teen Driving Safety Program July 23-24
Behind-the-Wheel, No Cost Training Offers Teens Advanced Safe Driving Skills
MANHEIM, Pa., July 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As part of its commitment to support local community efforts, Manheim Pennsylvania Auto Auction will once again host Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe (B.R.A.K.E.S.), a safe driving course geared toward teens, on July 23 and 24. Two four-hour sessions featuring hands-on defensive driving education for nearly 160 teens throughout Lancaster County will be offered each day from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“We’ve been proud to support this meaningful event for the past four years, and each year the turnout exceeds our expectations,” said Joey Hughes, vice president and general manager of Manheim Pennsylvania. “As a leader in the auto industry, we want to do our part to contribute to practices that promote education, awareness and safe driving.”
The intensive driving school is open to young motorists age 15 to 19 who possess a valid learner’s permit or driver’s license and have at least 30 hours of driving experience. Parents are also included in this program, which teaches enhanced levels of concentration and vehicle control under the tutelage of highly skilled professional instructors. Training consists of a half-hour classroom lecture followed by five hands-on exercises, including accident avoidance, off-road recovery, distracted driving, panic stop and skid control.
“B.R.A.K.E.S. is dedicated to helping teens make safer decisions while on the road and preparing them for the hazardous conditions they will inevitably face,” said Doug Herbert, founder of B.R.A.K.E.S. “Working with partners like Manheim, we look forward to bringing the training back to Lancaster County as well as to new cities in an effort to reduce teen driving accidents nationwide.”
The program is free, however since space is limited, a $99 refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot. For more information about B.R.A.K.E.S. or to register a teen for the course, please visit www.putonthebrakes.org.
Manheim® is North America’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers to the largest wholesale used vehicle marketplace and most extensive auction network. Through its 115 physical, digital and mobile auction sales, the company helps dealer and commercial clients achieve business results by providing innovative end-to-end inventory solutions. Approximately 18,000 employees enable Manheim to register about seven million used vehicles per year, facilitate transactions representing nearly $50 billion in value and generate annual revenues of more than $2.6 billion. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit http://press.manheim.com.
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive, Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has nearly 30,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 55,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.