Drive and Survive™ Postponed Indefinitely.
Drive and Survive™ Friends…I got home last night only to discover we had lost another awesome teen in a driving accident. Alyssa Soheda, a 2019 Bear River Grad, was killed on Hwy 49 after crossing into traffic and suffering a head on collision.
It causes me great personal pain then that I must announce the indefinite postponement of the 2020 “Drive and Survive™” event. I know I speak for the many Roamin Angels, Community Businesses and Volunteers that stage “Drive and Survive™” every year.
The 4th annual event was scheduled for April 25th. The very best and optimistic guess is that students will return to class and normalcy April 13th. Even if that occurs, Students, Teachers and Parents will have their minds focused on other necessities.
I will make every effort to reschedule “Drive and Survive™” in the Fall. Failing that we’ll move on to 2021.
Thank you everyone for your support of the kids and our attempts to make them safe. The Soheda family… all our kids…. are in our thoughts. These are America’s assets and our Country’s future. Our little investment in driving safely can have such a great return.
Hang in there.
Drive and Survive™ Is Your Teen A Safe Driver?
Entry fee – $49. *With successful participation and completion in the event, the $49 registration fee will be refunded. Refunds will be processed and mailed to the parent’s or Guardian’s address of record as indicated on your application.
Each participant will receive a complimentary $10 Discount coupon for Big “A” Drive-In courtesy of Big “A”.
Two Sessions: 8:30am – 11:30am / 10am – 1:30pm
• Hands-on driving Participants must possess a valid California driver’s license or permit.
• Hands-on driving Participants must bring the vehicle they would normally drive. The vehicle used must be registered and insured.
• Participants are required to bring their parent(s) or guardian(s) to participate in the training.
• Guests and observers of all ages are welcome.
All training will take place at Grass Valley’s Public Safety Training Center. Student Drivers will complete a series of pit stops where a specific subject will be introduced. The Driving portion of the training will have a top speed of 25 mph. This is a day concentrating on skills reinforcing driver awareness, NOT SPEED.
The first Pit Stop will be a mandatory vehicle safety inspection performed free of charge in conjunction with the student, vehicle owner, parent/Guardian.
Students wishing to attend but not able to participate in hands on are welcome to the classroom sessions free of charge.
The California Highway Patrol will facilitate an “Impact Teen Drivers” Parent-Teen Workshop for classroom training. “Impact Teen Drivers” is a Non Profit dedicated to teaching teens, parents, and other influencers that we can stop the #1 killer of teens–car crashes–by empowering parents and teens with the knowledge they need. Parents come learn what you need to know to prepare your teen to be the safest and most conscientious and prepared driver they can become.
Each teen participant will receive a certificate of course completion. Please consult your Insurance representative as to how and if the completion of this course may afford you benefits under your insurance plan.
Parking space is extremely limited in the immediate area outside the pad. Please plan on parking street side or in one of the lots nearby. Participants should move their vehicles to the pad entry AFTER their Classroom session.