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Registration Open for Montana DRIVE Summer Workshops (Advanced Driving Instruction for Adults and Teens)

Monday, April 15, 2019/Categories: Office of Public Instruction/Tags:

Registration Now Open

Montana DRIVE One-Day Summer Workshops

Advanced Driving Instruction for Adults and Teens

RELEASE DATE: Monday, April 15, 2019

HELENA – April is National Distracted Driving Month and the Montana Office of Public Instruction encourages all drivers to keep both hands on the wheel and their focus on the road. The OPI also encourages adult and teen drivers to consider taking a Montana DRIVE one-day advanced driving workshop this summer.

Since 1979, the OPI’s professional driving instructors have trained more than 15,000 drivers in off-road recovery, skid control, and evasive maneuvers. Montana DRIVE summer workshops include two hours of classroom instruction and six hours driving vehicles on a safe, closed track adjacent to the Lewistown Airport. The one-day workshop is limited to 12 drivers per day.

The adult workshop season opens June 3rd, continues until August 8th, and is ideal for all drivers. The Montana DRIVE fleet includes school buses, an ambulance, crew cab pickup, and several sedans, some outfitted with the patented Skid Monster.  

The week of July 22-26 is devoted entirely to one-day workshops for teens and young adults under 25.  Teen and young adult drivers must have a driver license or learner license with at least six months of driving experience. To keep the teen workshop affordable to all families, State Farm Insurance has again awarded a Good Neighbor Citizenship grant to the OPI. To qualify for a $200 State Farm scholarship applied to the $300 workshop fee, the teen driver must complete a short application when they register for the workshop.

Registration is ongoing and workshops are reserved on a first come, first served basis, but sell out quickly. Visit http://montanadrive.mt.gov to learn more. You can also call the OPI Traffic Education/Montana DRIVE Program at (406) 444-4432 or e-mail montanadrive@mt.gov.

 

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