Despite all the knowledge available through technology surrounding us, young people today don’t always know as much as they really need to know about the vehicles they’re driving.
Thanks to State Farm Insurance and the National Corvette Museum, however, that problem is being remedied for some drivers.
A $10,000 Good Neighbor Grant from State Farm Insurance is providing the National Corvette Museum with the funds it needs to offer driving and educational programs at the Museum and the Motorsports Park.
Among the programs being paid for through the State Farm grant is a teen driving course at the Motorsports Park called the Tire Rack Street Survival program.
“Street Survival provides students with a hands-on driving experience for real-world situations,” said Deb Howard, Museum Education Coordinator. “Students use their own car to learn its handling limits and how to better control their vehicle. It helps them become more observant of various traffic situations. We’ve been offering the course for several years now, and it always sells out.”
We often assume that all drivers know how to take care of their cars mechanically, but that’s not always true. The Museum is also using the grant to help fund MEchanics clinics where people of all ages can learn things like checking the oil, changing a lightbulb or tire – many of the important items a driver needs to know to make sure his vehicle is mechanically sound.
The grant will also help the Museum with its Driver Safety Awareness Day that gives students a chance to learn the ins and outs of being responsible drivers on Kentucky roads as well as what it takes to earn their graduated Kentucky license.
The latest grant from State Farm brings the total amount donated by the company to the NCM to $94,000 since 2013.
“The National Corvette Museum is helping to save the lives of teenage drivers in Kentucky,” said Jim Slaven, Public Affairs for State Farm, Kentucky and Tennessee. “We are pleased to present them with this additional funding for 2019 to continue the wonderful work they are doing in this important safety area.”
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