Toyota Driving Expectations is a free four-hour driver’s education program that gets teens behind the wheel to experience real dangers in a safe setting, so they can learn how to avoid and deal with similar situations on the road.
Pro drivers ride with participants, guiding them through several different hands-on driving and classroom sessions.
Scouts from Troop 1, Griffin, Ga., and Troop 161 took part in the program at the Atlanta Motor Speedway where they got in the driver’s seat to learn how NOT to crash.
Check out this video to see what happens when a driver tries to talk on a cellphone, listen to the radio, close the sunroof and drink bottled water — all at the same time:
Check out the next video to learn how a car’s anti-lock braking system (ABS) lets you brake while steering:
For more information about road safety and The Toyota Driving Experience, check out the January 2009 issue of Boys’ Life magazine.