Part of the problem teens face in winter driving conditions is that they can only get experience driving in those conditions after the season starts. “For many victims of winter driving accidents, that’s too late,” says Michelin Canada.
To help address that challenge, the company is offering a pair of winter driving events in Montreal and Toronto developed specifically for teens. It hopes the programs will help new and inexperienced drivers be better prepared for the different driving dynamics encountered in winter.
The programs, to be held on November 12 in Montreal and November 18 in Toronto, are intended to prepare young drivers for winter conditions before they actually have to cope with them.
The Winter Driving Safety events in will provide a unique chance for teens and their parents to test-drive on winter tires on a state-of-the-art skidpad that simulates icy conditions, as well as to get driving tips from a Michelin driving expert and professional race car driver, Carl Nadeau,.
“As parents, we can’t prevent the weather. But we can do a lot with our teens to prevent winter driving accidents,” underscores Nadeau. “It’s important that we give our kids not just the keys to the car, but the keys to their safety.
Teens and their parents can sign up on Michelin’s Facebook page or at http://michelincommunity.ca/SafetyEvent/EN.