Teen Driving Solutions School & Qdoba Partner for Benefit Day March 27th

The following message is from Teen Driving Solutions School

TDSS_logo_revised_May_13bFive Triangle Qdobas will Donate Fifteen Percent of Proceeds to Support the Nonprofit’s Mission to Ensure Teens Arrive Alive Every Time They Drive

Raleigh, N.C. –March 12, 2014Teen Driving Solutions School, a Raleigh-based nonprofit dedicated to reducing the number of teen deaths from automobile crashes, has partnered with Qdoba for a benefit day March 27. Funds raised will directly support the nonprofit in its efforts to keep teens safe behind the wheel through Safe Teen Driver Courses, school clinics, driving demonstrations, speaking engagements and other community outreach.

The five Qdoba locations across the Triangle will each donate 15 percent of sales for anyone who mentions “Teen Driving” at the register. The fundraiser will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 27 and includes two locations in Raleigh, and one each in Apex, Cary and Knightdale.

“Giving back to the community is an important part of our work here at Qdoba,” said Richard Mammes, regional manager for Qdoba. “We’re excited to partner with Teen Driving Solutions School and help support its classes teaching teens the skills to stay safe on the road. It’s an important mission and one that hits home for almost everyone.”

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, teenage driving related car crashes are the primary cause of death for this age group, and these teen crashes cause more than 400,000 injuries every year. Teen Driving Solutions School is actively working to lower that statistic.

The organization’s signature class, the Safe Teen Driver Course, is a two-day intensive program for both teenage drivers and their parents. It provides teens with a mix of behind-the-wheel and mental training to improve vehicle control in a structured and safe setting, and incorporates parents with a licensed relationship and communication expert to help improve the effectiveness of their driving coaching. The curriculum ensures students understand the perils of distracted driving, helps improve decision-making skills and includes various intensive behind-the-wheel training exercises to learn physical control of a car in potentially life-threatening situations. This includes crash avoidance and loss of control recovery, training to prevent over correcting after dropping a tire off the pavement, skid prevention, braking exercises and much much more.

“We are so grateful to Qdoba for their dedication to supporting local community groups and nonprofits,” said Dan Wagner, president and founder of Teen Driving Solutions School. “Too many of our youth are injured and killed in car crashes as the result of not having the physical and mental skills needed to safely and properly operate a vehicle in a variety of situations. The money donated from Qdoba will go directly to funding our Safe Teen Driver course and other outreach efforts in order to educate more teens and their parents on how to arrive alive every time they drive.”

The first 2014 Teen Driving Solutions School class is scheduled for March 22 to 23, 2014, and registration is open at www.teendrivingsolutions.org. This will mark the first of eight Safe Teen Driver Courses planned this year. All classes are held at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Va., about five minutes from the North Carolina border.

The participating Qdoba locations include: 3101 Edwards Mill Rd. and 424 East Six Forks Rd. in Raleigh, 1005 Beaver Creek Commons Drive in Apex, 2222 Walnut St. in Cary, and 210 Hinton Oaks Blvd. in Knightdale. To learn more, visit www.qdoba.com.

About Teen Driving Solutions School:
Teen Driving Solutions School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Raleigh, N.C., that offers hands-on training and class curriculums to teenage drivers ages 15 and up in order to instill positive driving habits and reduce the high death rates of teen drivers. The focus is to educate these teens about road safety and provide parents with tools to motivate their child and enforce positive driving habits. The nonprofit offers the two-day classes as well as safe driving advocacy and volunteer time for speaking engagements and clinics focused on alerting teenagers to the perils of texting or multitasking while driving. For more information or to register your child for a class, visit: http://teendrivingsolutions.org.

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