July 11-July 15 - Distractology 101 - Free Teen Driver Training Course - Sponsored by Arbella
Seems like every day, we hear about teens dying behind the wheel because of texting and driving. Distracted driving is something that affects us all but is proving to be especially lethal for young inexperienced drivers. If you’re a parent of a newly licensed driver, it must worry you - and it
definitely worries us.
That’s why we are excited to tell you about Distractology 101, a free training course being offered by the Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation, Inc. (“Arbella”).
Distractology 101 is a mobile simulator tour designed to train and educate new drivers on the dangers of distracted driving. The University of Massachusetts, Amherst created the simulations used in the Arbella trainings. When we heard about this great program, we knew our insurance agency had to become involved so we volunteered to host the tour in our area.
Space is limited. Reserve a place for your teen today.
The training is 45 minutes of instructional learning behind the wheel of a simulator console. In addition, students are asked to complete a reinforcement web based training which can be completed from any computer. Any driver licensed (or permitted) three years or less is eligible for this free training.
Your teen will get firsthand experience of how distractions interfere with his or her ability to react on the road, see hidden hazards and avoid accidents all while safely behind the wheel of a driving simulator. It’s real. It’s useful. It’s memorable. But it will only be in town between 07/11 and 07/15.
Please visit www.DistractU.com for more information or call Appleby & Wyman at 800-928-2289 to schedule your teen’s training appointment. It makes us very proud to be able to offer this to our community. It’s not every day we get to help save a life. We urge you to take advantage of this rare opportunity to educate your teen and keep him or her safe.