Our Programs

Driving School

IMPACT60 aspires to educate the community on the problems we are facing and to inspire service and support and a foundation of hope in the midst of the opioid crisis. Together with the support of our team, associates and community volunteers, the driving school aims to ultimately engage 100s of teens in Union County. Through our program, we are able to enhance teen driver skills and decision-making while also helping students gain an understanding of themselves as unique, special, one-of-a-kind individuals who can lead happy and drug-resistant lives. Participants will learn truly empowering life skills which will help them become well-rounded adults and positive contributors to our community.  We will unlock their potential and steer them in directions they may have never thought were possible! 

Teen Driving

Who is most at risk?

The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16 to 19-year-olds than any other age group. In fact, per mile driven, teen drivers aged 16 to 19 are nearly 3 times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be involved in a fatal crash. Those teen drivers at an especially high risk for motor vehicle crashes are:

  • Males: In 2014, the motor vehicle death rate for male drivers and passengers ages 16 to 19 was two times that of their female counterparts.
  • Teens driving with teen passengers: The presence of teen passengers increases the crash risk of unsupervised teen drivers. This risk increases with the number of teen passengers.
  • Newly licensed teens: Crash risk is particularly high during the first months of licensure. The crash rate per mile driven is 3 times higher for 16 to 17-year-olds as compared to 18 to 19-year-olds.

Driving School Objectives

Students Will Learn:

  • driving basics, defensive driving behavior and vehicle safety;
  • the physics and dynamics of good driving, car control, accident avoidance and driving in various weather conditions;
  • proficiency in wet braking drills, emergency lane change, collision avoidance drills and know how to properly correct a skid, practice slides and recovery;
  • how to identify risk factors associated with motor vehicle accidents.

Want to Participate?

We Need People Like You

Are you a teen living in Union County interested in participating in the driving school which also has components of work-place mentoring, small group community service? Please complete the Contact Us form. Details on the program format, participation requirements and the application for enrollment will launch late spring.
Or, are you an adult who would like volunteer as a work-place mentor, small group leader for community service or as a driving instructor? Please complete the volunteer form on the website.

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