Mopar® Road Ready Classes Are Back in Session
August 5, 2015
Attention parents and teens, if you missed the September classes for the “Mopar Road Ready”, it’s not too late to reserved your spot on the wait list for future sessions. This year, more than 700 teens and parents have participated in the event to learned the importance of safe driving.
Mopar® will sponsor a slate of seven “Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge” events scheduled for late 2015 and early 2016, each dedicated to training and educating teenage drivers. The program is an extension of the “Mopar Road Ready” program, introduced earlier this year, which helped teach more than 700 teens and parents about the importance of being safe on the road during stops in California, Florida and Michigan.
“We are pleased to receive additional support from our sister brand Dodge in fueling our mission to teach teens the importance of safe driving,” Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO—Mopar Brand Service, Parts and Customer Care, said. “Thanks to sponsorship from the FCA Foundation and the Dodge brand, ‘Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge’ will help educate and equip hundreds of additional teens with the defensive driving skills they need.”
The “Mopar Miles” Bear will make its debut at the Mopar Headquarters in in Center Line, Mich. For every plush “Mopar Miles” Bear sold, the brand will donate a portion of the proceeds to the B.R.A.K.E.S teen driving school.
“Mopar Miles” Bear will be blogging, posting and tweeting on the Mopar brand’s official website, Mopar.com, as well as on Mopar social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter, throughout the upcoming months. Miles will give a “bear’s take” on the world of Mopar, sharing his adventures and providing sneak peeks at Mopar events.
The next stop for the “Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge” program is Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo. (Oct. 24-25). The Bandimere Speedway is home to Mopar’s headline event, the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals drag race, taking place near Denver last weekend.
Additional event dates and locations will be released in the near future.
“Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge” is sponsored by the FCA Foundation, in collaboration with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Motorsports Museum and BRAKES (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe), two nationally recognized nonprofit organizations that share similar missions of promoting the importance of safe and responsible driving.
The defensive driving program provides free sessions for registered teenaged drivers and their parents or guardians in Pomona, California, Gainesville, Florida, and Detroit, Michigan, this year.
The Mopar Road Ready program will be available to those between the ages of 15-19 with a learner's or driver's license and at least 30 hours of driving experience.
The Mopar Road Ready Program
Tricia Hecker (left), Head of Marketing, Mopar, was on hand during qualifying for the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway to present Glen Cromwell (middle) of the NHRA Motorsports Museum.
Mopar lends a helping hand to young drivers with a free advanced driving program called "Mopar Road Ready," designed to teach safe and defensive driving techniques.
The Mopar Road Ready program is sponsored by the FCA Foundation and presented in collaboration with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Motorsports Museum and B.R.A.K.E.S.
The advanced driving program, designed to teach safe and defensive driving techniques, is available to teens between the ages of 15-19 with a learner’s or driver’s license and at least 30 hours of driving experience. Participants will benefit from a proven curriculum and skilled high-caliber instructors provided by the BRAKES organization. It incorporates both classroom education and hands-on training with a 3:1 student-to-instructor ratio, allowing for quality time with each teen.
Each teen’s participation in the training program will include a companion experience for a parent or adult guardian who also will actively take part. “Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge” sessions will provide a brief classroom review of core driving topics, including proper seat positioning, hand positioning and basic vehicle dynamics. Advanced behind-the-wheel training will then be provided to teens, with on-track course sessions including accident avoidance (slalom), distraction, panic stop, wheel drop and wet skid pad.
“Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge” classes are free of charge to registered teens and their parents or guardians. A $99 refundable registration deposit (plus processing fees) is required to secure a spot and is returned after the session. Parents can register their teens at Mopar.com/Road-Ready/Detroit or Mopar.com/Road-Ready/Denver.
For information on future “Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge” events, visit Mopar.com. For more information on the NHRA Motorsports Museum and BRAKES please visit www.nhra.com or www.putonthebrakes.org.