Driver’s Edge Returns to Reno to teach teens defensive driving

Driver’s Edge Returns to Reno to teach teens defensive driving
Published: Apr. 23, 2022 at 8:24 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - After 2 years, defensive driving program, Driver’s Edge, has returned to Reno. The free innovative drivers education program is for teens and young adults up to the age of 21 that have their license or permit. It is all about teaching kids how to navigate typically uncomfortable situations behind the wheel in a calm and safe manner.

“What we’re trying to do out here is show teens and parents what happens in emergency situations, what you need to do to avoid those obstacles in front of you, what do ABS brakes do, all those experiences that aren’t traditionally part of drivers education, but also experiences that could potentially save your life out there on the roads,” said Jeff Payne, Driver’s Edge Founder.

All of that knowledge coming directly from highly experienced drivers, Edge team experts, and Nevada State Police; collaboration for a program that is celebrating its 20th year of proven success.

“At every event we’ll hear stories from parents that have been here before with other kids and with tears in their eyes, they say ‘Oh my gosh, a few years ago this happened on the roads and my daughter says if it wasn’t for this program, you know, you saved our lives sort of thing,’ and just the fact that all these people here, they’re all here because they all think we can make a difference in their lives and it means a lot,” said Payne.

The non-profit, Drivers Edge, started in 2002, after realizing that car crashes are the number one killer of American teens.

To learn more about Driver’s Edge, click here.

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