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LAKEVILLE, CT - JUNE 29, 2015
Individuals, parents and teens put their driving skills and their vehicles to the test this past Thursday at the first Survive the Drive "Behind the Wheel" Defensive Driver Training Course at Lime Rock Park. The facility provides a safe environment which caters to this type of event.
Upon registration, participants (some from as far away as New Jersey) were directed to Station 1, the Tire Station. A tutorial was offered on where to look to find their vehicles' suggested tire pressure, how to use a tire gauge and how to inflate their tires.
Following their tire tutorial, Survive the Drive President and Executive Director, Bob Green introduced participants to the Survive the Drive informational and Distracted Driving Talk in a Chalet classroom overlooking the beautiful setting of Lime Rock Park.
"Traditional Driver's Education and DMV teach the rules of the road and teach their students how to drive a car. What they don't teach are lifesaving emergency techniques that may someday save a life. Car crashes are the leading cause of traumatic violence; fatality and injury nationwide and in our communities. We have to do more to prevent these tragedies", said Green. 32,719 individuals perished in car crashes in 2014, 2,300,000+ were hospitalized (U.S., NHTSA).
From the class room, participants took to the asphalt in their personal vehicles. Not only did they realize the potential/limitations of their driving capabilities, they learned how the newly developed electronic driver assists can help them out in an emergency . . . or not . . . these change the dynamics and handling capacity of the cars they will drive every day.
Station 2, Skid Pad - hosed down by a big red fire truck, participants learned practical Skid Causes, Recovery and Prevention.
Station 3, Braking - lined by cones to simulate lanes, they participated in Emergency Braking, Turning Exercises and Crash Avoidance Maneuvers.
Station 4, Obstacle Course - putting it all together, participants maneuvered their way around the Obstacle Course missing simulated collisions (orange cones) to learn Vehicle Balance Control.
All driving exercises were conducted under professional supervision and speeds were regulated to typical local roadway speeds.
After the driving exercises, participants were greeted back at the Chalet for a thoughtful recap of the day's events and handed a Certificate of Completion and swag bag.
About SurvivetheDrive: Survive the Drive is an independent, not for profit, educational resource that provides risk awareness presentations and hands-on defensive driver training to individuals, schools and community groups. For more information, contact Lori at 860-806-3042, firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit their website at www.survivethedrive.org.
About Lime Rock Park: Lime Rock Park, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been "New England's Road Racing Home" since its opening in 1957, in Connecticut's celebrated Northwest Corner - approximately halfway between New York City and Boston. Learn more at www.limerock.com.
The program cost is $299 per 1/2 day with morning and afternoon sessions available. Pre-registration/payment is required. Participants (of all ages) must possess and present a valid DMV permit or drivers license. Future dates to be announced.
Extended to 7pm on the patio
Beer, wine, mix drinks, & food specials
Inside the Litchfield Inn
432 Bantam Rd
A general information session will help you learn about:
Admissions and registration process
Get answers to your questions
…and tour our campus – dress comfortable!
Upcoming Dates and Times:
Wednesday, August 12th 3:30
All general admissions information sessions are held in Greenwoods Hall Room 309. No appointment is required. Convenient parking is accessible in the Greenwoods Hall Parking Lot. (http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/directions.htm)
Any questions please call the Admissions Office at (860) 738-6330.
In Fall 2015, UConn Torrington will continue to offer busy adults ways to fulfill their educational goals through its Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree program and other undergraduate options. Many adults in the region who are thinking about returning to higher education are looking to UConn Torrington. A significant number of local employers offer tuition reimbursement or other kinds of support programs to help their employees continue their education.
UConn Torrington is known for offering an exceptional and affordable educational experience with afternoon, evening and online classes available. The campus offers a convenient location, a beautiful, easy-to-navigate campus, and ample parking. Students work with academic advisors to plan their courses of study and select classes.
Dana Forchette, Admissions Director, says, “Adults considering furthering their education often struggle to balance work, family and life. For those who have specific learning goals, or want to enhance their resumes and explore new learning opportunities, UConn Torrington offers the perfect academic environment for a life-changing experience.”
Individuals who have earned an Associate Degree or at least 60 credits from a degree-granting, regionally accredited college or university are invited to apply to the BGS program at UConn Torrington. A few of the Fall 2015 afternoon class offerings for busy adults include:
2:00 – 3:15 PM
COMM / The Process of Communication (Tues/Thurs) Virginia Alexander
HDFS / Human Development: Infancy thru Adolescence (Mon/Wed) Lisa Kraimer-Rickaby
MATH / Calculus for Business & Economics (Mon/Wed) Daniel O’Dowd
POLS / Intro to Political Theory (Tues/Thurs) Richard Testa
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
ECON / Principles of Macroeconomics (Mon/Wed) David Rodgers
HDFS / Individual & Family Development (Mon/Wed) Cynthia Van Fleet
HIST / U.S. History Since 1877 (Tues/Thurs) Karl Valois
PSYC / The Psychology of Language (Mon/Wed) Gerald McRoberts
3:45 PM – 6:15 PM
AASI / Intro Asian American Studies (Tues) Christine Reardon
ANTH / Other People’s Worlds (Mon) Jean Hatcherson
PSYC / General Psychology (Thurs) Nan Taylor
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
MATH / Problem Solving (Mon/Wed) Daniel O’Dowd
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
ANTH / Social Anthropology (Mon) Jean Hatcherson
HIST / Civil War America (Tues) Karl Valois
PSYC / Abnormal Psychology (Thurs) Nan Taylor
SOCI / Society & the Individual (Mon) Peter Mendelson
WGSS / Gender Rep U.S. Popular Culture (Wed) Lacey Byrne
Registration began March 23 and Fall classes begin Monday, August 31, 2015.
To apply, get admissions information or to schedule a tour, call Dana Forchette 860.626.6813 or email: email@example.com.
UConn Torrington offers quality education close to home. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or go to torrington.uconn.edu.
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