BrainCamp 2018 is happening on March 3 from 8:30am-12:30 pm at the Cobb Safety Village in Marietta, GA.  

Registration will be available soon.  This is an event you don't want to miss!  Bring your teen and middle school children to this half-day event focused on making good, solid lifelong decisions. Teens can learn what happens when driving while distracted and what to do about cyber bullying, sports safety, and making critical decisions during a difficult situation.

Featured Discussions:

  • Interactive Safe Driving Exhibits
  • Text & Drive an Obstacle Course
  • A Police Pullover & Mock Trial
  • Stopping Bullying
  • Sports Safety
  • Internet Safety

ALSO – an informative re-enactment of a car crash and public safety response

Sign your teen up to learn how to drive undistracted, on SafeAmerica’s new 3-Screen, 360 degree simulator.

For questions, contact Bob Surrusco at (770) 973-7233, x3

For GPS:  The Cobb County Safety Village’s Address is 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, GA 30008

 

Great news for new drivers! Scholarships available for Qualified Students.

The Georgia Education Grant Scholarship Program has certified our program to offer qualified students free driver's ed courses.
Students need to apply for the scholarship on the Georgia Office for Highway Safety website. If eligible, you can redeem your classes at our Marietta location over the summer break.  To apply, go to https://georgiadrivers.ga.gov/gohs/gohshome.html

To register for classes, call 770-973-7233.

Alarming Facts about Teen Driving:

FACT: Car crashes are the #1 killer of teens in Georgia.

FACT: More than 4,000 teens die nationwide in car crashes every year.

FACT: Teens crash 4x more often than any other age group.

FACT: Parents have the power to change the statistics.

The four greatest factors impacting whether a teen has a car crash are:

  • Inexperience
  • Teen Passengers
  • Driving At Night
  • Parental Involvement

Research shows that increasing practice time, limiting the number of passengers in your teen’s vehicle, restricting nighttime driving, and having parents engaged in their teens’ driving contribute significantly to keeping teens safe behind-the-wheel.

Experience Matters

It takes time and practice for teens to learn how to ride a bike – learning to drive a car is no different.

Like all skills, being a safe driver is something that can only be learned through observation, training and practice.

When it comes to driving, the old axiom of “practice makes perfect” holds true. This is why Georgia requires teens younger than 17 to have a minimum of 40 hours supervised driving experience, including at least 6 hours at night in order to obtain a Class D license.

Click here before you start practicing with your teen to see some tips on making the learning-to-drive experience as safe as possible. Courtesy of The Oregon Parent Guide to Teen Driving.