Friday, May 4, 2012

Got a Young Driver in the Family? Don't Miss This Event

WHAT: On May 5, 2012, the Safe America Foundation will hold its seventh annual SafeTeen Georgia Driving Academy at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. This year’s event will feature two young racing stars, Tia Norfleet the first African-American woman licensed by NASCAR and 16 year old Tristen Nunez, the youngest race winner in the history of IMSA Protoype Lite Series.

Tia will address the importance of focus and practice in becoming a good driver. Tristen’s message, as the driver of the No. 16 “Dnt txt n DrV” car is on the dangers of texting and driving.

Safe America’s goal is to give every teen in the metro Atlanta and Macon area additional education about safe driving. Teens and their parents will learn about Georgia Driving Laws, Distracted and Impaired Driving, Trauma Care, Car Maintenance, Railroad Crossing Safety and much more in a series of “pit stop” classes, exhibits and demonstrations.

New components to the 2012 Driving Academy will include:

- Tia Norfleet and Tristen Nunez talking about safe behavior behind the wheel
- US Army participation demonstrating military leadership opportunities;
- A Junior ROTC recommitment ceremony of High School Seniors
- New interactive exhibits showcasing skill and safety equipment

WHO: Tia Norfleet, First African-American woman licensed by NASCAR
Tristen Nunez, youngest race winner in the history of IMSA Prototype Lite Series
More than 1,000 Metro-Atlanta teens and parents are expected to attend
Police, fire and EMS professionals from 7 metro Atlanta counties
US Army

WHEN: Saturday, May 05, 2012
8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Atlanta Motor Speedway infield
1500 Tara Place, Hampton, GA

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