B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe)

B.R.A.K.E.S. primary goal is to prevent injuries and save lives by training and educating teenage drivers and their parents about the importance of safe and responsible driving.  While conventional driver's education is important and valuable, the Teen Pro-Active Driving Curriculum goes beyond that level of training by addressing driving situations responsible for many traffic collisions involving teens.
  • Collision Avoidance using a slalom curriculum to teach elevated steering control
  • Distraction Exercise to teach increased focus and concentration
  • Wheel Drop-Off Recovery Exercise to teach the proper method of retaining control when the vehicle drops a wheel off a highway shoulder
  • Panic Stop Exercise to give teenagers safer and more controlled responses when braking in an emergency
  • Car Control and Recovery Exercise that teaches the skills necessary to maintain or regain control in wet or icy road conditions.
***In addition, the parents of a participating child will be eligible for the College Grad incentive of $400 for 12 months after completion of the course.
Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15-17 year olds worldwide?  

To provide teenagers with the training to be safe and responsible behind the wheel, Kia Motors America, (insert dealer name) and the B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) Teen Pro-Active Driving School are bringing the 501(c)(3) charity's free advanced driver training to the St. Louis area.
If you or someone you know has a teen, enrollment is still open https://putonthebrakes.org/shop.  Participants simply need a valid driver's license or permit, a minimum of 30 hours of driving experience and a parent/guardian to also participate in the session.

The B.R.A.K.E.S. curriculum includes advanced, behind-the-wheel training from professional driving instructors using Kia provided vehicles.  Training includes: skid control, distracted driving awareness, panic stopping (ABS activation), drop-wheel recovery and car control.

Together, we can help save lives by preparing teens for the hazardous situations we all face on the road.