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Former IndyCar racer offers free driver training for metro Detroit teens

Posted: 10:07 AM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 10:07:43-04

(WXYZ) — Most parents have the same concern: making sure their young drivers return home safely.

This fall, metro Detroit parents can take advantage of an opportunity to enhance the safety of their teen drivers – and it's free.

Robbie Buhl, a former IndyCar driver founded Teen Street Skills – a free, Detroit-based community program that educates and improves new drivers.

Teens ages 15-21 with a legal driving permit can enroll now in any of the 10 morning or afternoon sessions spanning three weekends in October and November:

  • Sunday , October 13 (Morning: 8:30a - 12:00p; Afternoon: 1:00p - 4:30p)
  • Saturday, October 19 (Morning: 8:30a - 12:00p; Afternoon: 1:00p - 4:30p)
  • Sunday, October 20 (Morning: 8:30a - 12:00p; Afternoon: 1:00p - 4:30p)
  • Saturday, November 9 (Morning: 8:30a - 12:00p; Afternoon: 1:00p - 4:30p)
  • Sunday, November 10 (Morning: 8:30a - 12:00p; Afternoon: 1:00p - 4:30p)

Located at a closed-course track adjacent to the famed Michigan Central Depot in the historic Corktown neighborhood, the interactive, ½ day program covers:

  • Driving basics, defensive driving behavior
  • Skid control
  • Emergency braking, accident avoidance
  • Interacting with law enforcement
  • Car knowledge 2.0
  • Distracted driving

The course is available to drivers aged 15-21 who have a legal driving permit.

Those interested can register at: https://www.teenstreetskills.org/enroll.html [teenstreetskills.org]