TORRANCE, CALIF. (September 8, 2010) – With safe driving and a commitment to reducing teen driving fatalities a top priority, Toyota continues to offer its FREE advanced teen driving skills program, “Toyota Driving Expectations.” Since 2004, more than 14,000 teens and parents have been educated and empowered to become safer drivers, as well as learn firsthand about the dangers of distracted driving.
- Foxborough, Mass., October 2 – 3
- Clarksville, Ind., October 9 – 10
- Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., October 16 – 17
- Learn defensive driving skills and accident avoidance techniques
- Identify the dangerous driving situations that they encounter daily
- Understand vehicle dynamics and safety features
- Experience firsthand the dangers of distracted driving and understand the relationship between distraction and reaction time
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs nearly 34,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than $493 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S. For more information on Toyota’s commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit www.toyota.com/about/philanthropy.
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About National Safety Council
The National Safety Council (www.nsc.org) saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes, communities and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy.